Blak in Australia: Anti-Racism Resources for Self-Education

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Books, podcasts, activists and more to support anti-racism and self-education.

 

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Podcasts

Awaye!

Diverse and vibrant Aboriginal arts and culture from across Australia, hosted by Bundjalung and Kullilli  man, Daniel Browning.

Always Was, Always Will Be Our Stories

Inspiring conversations with Indigenous role models and trailblazers, hosted by Kamilaroi and Dunghutti woman, Marlee Silva.

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Tiddas4Tiddas

A podcast featuring candid conversations with our Indigenous sisters, also hosted by Marlee Silva.

Pretty for an Aboriginal

Nakkiah Lui and Miranda Tapsell have conversations Australia is uncomfortable having—about sex, relationships, dating, power, and, most difficult of all, race.

 


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Online Resources

You Can’t Ask That: Series 1 Indigenous 

Insightful, irreverent, moving and unpredictable, this episode sets the record straight about what it’s really like to be an Indigenous Australian.

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Deadly Questions

Learn from Aboriginal Victorians about the oldest continuous cultures on earth. Here you can explore Aboriginal cultures, histories, ideas, opinions and Treaty in Victoria.

 

Movies 

Mabo (2012) 

The portrayal of one of Australia’s national heroes: Eddie Koiki Mabo, the Torres Strait Islander who left school at age 15, yet spearheaded the High Court challenge that overthrew the fiction of terra nullius.

The Sapphires (2012)

Set in 1968, the film tells the story of four young, talented sisters from Australia who are discovered by Dave, a talent scout. Their destiny lands them in Vietnam to sing for the American soldiers.

Movie Review: “The Sapphires” | Movie Nation

Bran Nue Dae (2009)

A rebellious boy runs away from a Catholic boarding school and tries to hitchhike to his Aboriginal home in Australia.

Top End Wedding (2019)

Lauren and Ned have 10 days to find Lauren’s mother who has gone AWOL in the remote far north of Australia so that they can reunite her parents and pull off their dream wedding.

 

Books

What is Racism and How to Spot it – Reach out

The first step in stopping racism is understanding what it actually is. But that’s not always easy. If you’re not sure what racism is and what it looks like, that’s okay. This is a handy guide to help you spot and stop racism.

Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia – Anita Heiss, editor

What is it like to grow up Aboriginal in Australia? Each account reveals the impacts of invasion and colonisation – on language, on country, on ways of life, and on how people are treated daily in the community, the education system, the workplace and friendship groups.

Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia, 1 Jun 2018, — The Wheeler Centre

Growing Up African in Australia – Maxine Beneba Clarke, editor

This anthology brings together the regions of Africa, and the African diaspora, from the Caribbean to the Americas. Told with passion, power, and poise, these are the stories of African-diaspora Australians: diverse, engaging, hopeful and heartfelt.

Australia Day – Stan Grant 

About reconciliation, the indigenous struggle for belonging and identity in Australia and what it means to be Australian. A sad, wise, beautiful, reflective and troubled book that asks the questions that have to be asked. Who are we? What is our country? How do we move forward from here?


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Statements + speeches

A Real History of Aboriginal Australians, the First Agriculturalists – Bruce Pascoe TEDxSydney

Indigenous writer and anthologist Bruce Pascoe demonstrates a radically different view of Australian history that we all need to know – one that has the potential to change the course of Australians’ relationship with the land.

Uluru Statement From the Heart

The Statement outlines the path forward for recognising Indigenous Australians in Australia’s constitution.

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Sophie is the Editor of Rosie. She lives in Melbourne, reads & chases the sun.

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