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WA Skills Development Program

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First Nations People are the first storytellers who have told stories from generation to generation. This year, SharingStories Foundation commenced a new First Nations mentoring program in partnership with Purnululu Aboriginal Independent Community School and independent First Nations creatives Michael Jalaru Torres and Kimberley  Benjamin. Mentoring is at the heart of how SharingStories supports cultural …

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Nyikina Community launch Woonyoomboo Touch Display Panel

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Last Friday, the Nyikina Community, in partnership with SharingStories Foundation (SSF), launched an important cultural resource – Woonyoomboo: The Night Heron interactive display panel. The Woonyoomboo creation story and songs were handed down from Darby Jayi-Kali Narngarin to his daughter Annie Nayina Milgin. The creation of this work was a journey that took place over …

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Jajoo Warrngara: The Culture Classroom

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SharingStories Foundation has launched Jajoo Warrngara: The Culture Classroom with 11 partner communities. With just over 2% of educators identifying as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, embedding First Nations perspectives is a significant challenge for non-Indigenous educators. The latest research shows many teachers lack the resources to teach and deliver First Nations content. To address …

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SharingStories Foundation appoint Co-CEOs to new leadership structure

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Ten years after launching SharingStories, Founder and CEO Liz Thompson will step into a Creative Director role and pass the foundation’s leadership to Co-CEOs: Pitta Pitta woman and educational expert Sharon Williams, and experienced operations and program director Taz Miller. While the Co-CEO model is not new, our organisation has embraced this less colonised approach …

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2022-2032 International Decade of Indigenous Languages

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Language is Culture. Language is central to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, demonstrating diversity in how it is expressed, learnt and practised across the Nation. With UNESCO declaring the next ten years as the Decade of Indigenous Languages, this year provides a significant platform to acknowledge and support the ongoing revitalisation and continuity of …

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Liz Thompson Wins Pro Bono Australia’s Innovator Award

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After decades, supporting First Nations communities in the recording and sharing of cultural knowledge and stories, Liz Thompson has been awarded the Judges Award for Innovator in the 2021 Pro Bono Impact Awards. The award is a testament to the hard work and dedication over many years. Liz began working with Indigenous communities in 1992 …

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Koorie Culture Map

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Koorie Culture Map is an interactive map experience produced by SharingStories in partnership with Koorie Communities and youth from local primary schools. The Koorie Culture Map is a collaboration between Koorie Communities, Koorie Heritage Trust and SharingStories Foundation. The map is a collection of creation story animations and videos of culturally significant sites originally from …

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Same Like Yesterday

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We would like to acknowledge the Adnyamathanha community and their work on the Same Like Yesterday project.  In 2014, the Adnyamathanha community sought support from the SharingStories Foundation to record and creatively interpret a traditional story relating to female ancestors and the creation of Adnyamathanha Country.  In 2019, the resulting work Same Like Yesterday will …

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Wynston travels to Europe

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We would like to acknowledge Wynston Shovellor-Sesar, for his recent role in the repatriation of his family members back to Western Australia. In 2010, Wynston created an important digital story about his people, the Karajarri people in the Kimberley region of Western Australia as part of a SharingStories program. He has recently returned from the …

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