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Indigenous workers have united in the newly-formed First Nations Workers Alliance (FNWA) in response to the Federal Government’s punitive Community Development Program (CDP), which is negatively and disproportionately affecting Indigenous communities.
With NAIDOC Week approaching, teachers have the opportunity to reflect on what more can be done to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students – particularly in regard to the preservation of languages – in line with this year’s NAIDOC Week them…
Department of Education and Training’s new report Advancing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education and training – An action plan for education in Queensland welcomed but key gaps must be addressed.
The federal government’s annual Closing the Gap Report 2017 released
in February has identified significant shortcomings when it comes to improving Indigenous education outcomes.
National Reconciliation Week (NRW) will be held from 27 May – 3 June 2017 with this year’s theme “Let’s Take the Next Steps” encouraging all Australians to be part of the next big steps in our nation’s reconciliation journey.
NAIDOC Week celebrations will be held from 2 – 9 July 2017 with this year’s theme, Our Languages Matter, reflecting an emphasis on celebrating how Indigenous languages shape cultural identity and transmit history, spirituality and rites though story and s…
IEUA-QNT’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) has been officially endorsed by Reconciliation Australia, acknowledging our ethical and professional responsibility to positively influence future generations by supporting the process of reconciliation within …
Lack of post-primary education options in regional and remote communities was identified as a causal factor in recent events involving teachers and students at a state school in the Far North Queensland community of Aurukun; however, this is also a signif…
27 May 2016 : Message stick on the move as part of Reconciliation Week
After a tour across North Queensland, our Message Stick continues its important journey as we prepare to celebrate National Reconciliation Week on 30 May – 5 June.
8 Apr 2016 : Message Stick to start journey of reconciliation
In the lead up to the launch of our union’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) later this year, a traditional Indigenous form of communication will represent an important part of formally recognising Australia’s First Peoples.
In the lead up to unveiling our union’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) later this year, a traditional Indigenous form of communication will represent an important part of formally recognising Australia’s First Peoples.
IEUA-QNT Chapters are encouraged to hold a morning tea to acknowledge the day, consider the many complex issues involved and how we, as educators of this generation, can contribute to better outcomes.
Targets for improved early learning attendance and performance among Indigenous children are not being met, according to a recent report from the federal government.
20 Jul 2015 : Members join push toward reconciliation
Members have joined the push toward reconciliation by attending a Reconciliation in Schools Workshop, jointly run by our union and Reconciliation Australia, at The Murri School in Acacia Ridge on 16 July 2015.
17 Jul 2015 : Member’s commitment to union honoured in NAIDOC award
Active member and Indigenous Support Officer at St James College Brisbane, Thersa Nunn, has been awarded the Dr Robert (Uncle Bob) Anderson Award for her hard work and ongoing support to union activities.
17 Jun 2015 : New program putting reconciliation in action
28 May 2015 : Spotlight on reconciliation during Reconciliation Week
The week of 27 May to 3 June is Reconciliation Week. Reconciliation involves building positive, respectful relationships between the broader Australian Community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Our union is becoming involved with a sche…
7 May 2015 : New reconciliation program for educators
1 May 2015 : Extra funding critical for Indigenous boarding schools and students given government policy
The recent announcement of additional funding for Indigenous boarding schools by Education and Training Minister Christopher Pyne is positive but falls short of recognition by Federal and Territory governments that boarding options are the only option for…