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Date

Aug 09 2022

Time

All Day

International Day of the World’s Indigenous People

Created by the United Nation in 1994 to promote and protect the rights of the Indigenous People around the world, it’s also a day to appreciate the contribution and accomplishments of the Indigenous People, such as environmental protection.

In Australia, Our First Nations People inhabited our island continent at least 65,000 years ago. Passing down cultural stories and knowledge through symbols, icons, and dots, art is used to preserve their culture and educate the next generation.

In Indigenous Storytelling through Art, our Victorian presenter Monica Weightman teaches students about symbols of man, woman, child, nature, and various animals used in the Aboriginal narration. Students may then integrate these symbols to create their own stories to share with the class.