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    We live in an area very significant to aboriginal culture and as such our school uses many opportunities to ensure the students are very culturally aware of the significance of the area. Each school assembly the aboriginal culture is recognized with traditional welcome to country and there are several programs (I think) specifically for the aboriginal community.
    @HillDweller ring any bells?

    As for us and the kids, dh grew up kind of in/around a "community" and has a deep respect for the traditional culture and tries to teach our girls things he learned from his friends.

    I try not to emphasize the colors of skin etc and if they do ask we ask them why dd2 has darker skin than me or why my mum has darker skin than me and their answer is usually "they just do".

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    Quote Originally Posted by DesperatelySeekingSleep View Post
    We live in an area very significant to aboriginal culture and as such our school uses many opportunities to ensure the students are very culturally aware of the significance of the area. Each school assembly the aboriginal culture is recognized with traditional welcome to country and there are several programs (I think) specifically for the aboriginal community.
    @HillDweller ring any bells?

    As for us and the kids, dh grew up kind of in/around a "community" and has a deep respect for the traditional culture and tries to teach our girls things he learned from his friends.

    I try not to emphasize the colors of skin etc and if they do ask we ask them why dd2 has darker skin than me or why my mum has darker skin than me and their answer is usually "they just do".
    I thought an acknowledgement or welcome to country was protocol?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    I thought an acknowledgement or welcome to country was protocol?
    It is here. My kids go to a small rural DHS (K/PP to year ten) and every assembly has an acknowledgment of country and the kids are taught as a matter of course Noongar seasons, culture, some language etc..

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    I thought an acknowledgement or welcome to country was protocol?
    Oh maybe. It wasn't when I was in primary school. Things must have changed. Good change though


 

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