The Eagle The Crow and The Bat Teacher Resources

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The Eagle, The Crow and The Bat is a story shared by Senior Cultural Custodians of the Jaara community in Victoria, Australia. A rich cultural story, it teaches of Jaara totems, how the Crow discovered fire and why his feathers are black today, why Eagle is Lord of the Highlands and Crow protects the lowlands and how the Bat is seen as a peacekeeper. SharingStories Foundation collaborated with the Jaara community transferring skills that support cultural continuity and the interpretation of ancient stories using new arts media. The process, taking place over several years, has led to the creation of this innovative multi-touch book.

These comprehensive free Teacher Resources mapping The Eagle, The Crow and The Bat to the Australian Curriculum cross-curriculum priority area – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures. Written by curriculum consultants in partnership with senior custodians involved in the book’s creation, these resources provide an effective, insightful guide and deep exploration of the cultural knowledge and stories shared.

Filled with important Jaara teachings about Country and animals this book is filled with original artwork, animations, soundscapes and spoken word story content all produced by young community members. It includes an interactive map housing drone footage, photographs and drawings relating to important cultural knowledge and sites on Jaara land. From one of the world’s most prolific scar tree sites at Lake Boort, the map experience introduces readers to clan boundaries, shell midden sites, rock wells, possum smoking trees, birthing trees, stunning aerial views of Mt Franklin and a great deal more.
Senior Jaara Cultural Custodian Uncle Rick Nelson continued work on the project started by his father Uncle Brien Nelson and has overseen and guided the multi touch books production. Senior custodians, young people and community members have joined together with SharingStories Foundation to produce and share this unique insight into Jaara Country, culture and story.

Woonyoomboo Teacher Resources

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Woonyoomboo The Night Heron is a story shared by Senior Cultural Custodians Annie Nayina Milgin and Darraga Watson of the Nyikina community in the Kimberley region, Western Australia. A rich cultural story, it teaches of the journey of Woonyoomboo, a major Creation Ancestor for the Nyikina people. On his travels Woonyoomboo named and created all things for the Nyikina including the mighty Fitzroy River, leaving songs, stories and law at important and sacred sites.

These comprehensive free Teacher Resources map the content to the Australian Curriculum cross-curriculum priority area – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures. Written by SharingStories curriculum consultant Deb Palmer in partnership with Annie Nayina Milgin, this resource provides an effective, insightful guide and deep exploration of the cultural knowledge and story shared.

SharingStories Foundation collaborated with the Nyikina community to create this innovative multi-touch book, transferring skills to young community members who support cultural continuity and the interpretation of ancient stories using new arts media. All animations have been produced by young community members involved in SharingStories’ Digital Storytelling Programs. The practice, involving over 100 community members and multiple trips to Country, was guided and directed by Senior Cultural Custodian Annie Nayina Milgin, with Darraga Watson. The cultural knowledge relating to Woonyoomboo was passed to Annie by her father Darby Nangkiriny.

Filled with important Nyikina teachings about Country, Law, and Ceremony, the book contains original artwork, animations, soundscapes, songs, language and spoken word versions of the story in both English and Nykina. It includes a dynamic interactive map housing drone footage, songs, photographs and drawings relating to 26 important sites on Nyikina country.

Senior custodians, young people and community members have joined together with SharingStories Foundation to produce and share this unique insight into Nyikina Country, culture and story.