This webpage is useful for explaining some protocols to consider when working with First Nations peoples’ knowledge in Queensland. It is written by the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority as guidance for teachers. It also contains some resources to further your knowledge.
This article is useful for learning about naming protocols specific to embedding First Nations perspectives in teaching. It is written by non-Indigenous academics and it looks at the names that have been applied to First Nations people by Europeans, such as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. It provides a history of when particular names have been applied, and by whom, and what the use of these words implies. The authors then explain the importance of being guided by local cultural protocols when navigating appropriate naming and identity terms.
This document is useful for learning about how to work with First Nations cultural and intellectual property (ICIP) such as songs, artwork and dance. It is written by the legal company owned by Dr Terri Janke, a Wuthathi and Meriam woman, which specialises in First Nations copyright. The document is aimed at cultural practitioners such as writers, artists and dancers, however the principles are relevant to education. It is a very detailed document. Part 1 explains ICIP and Part 2 contains case studies.
This document is useful for thinking about how to work with First Nations peoples’ knowledge in respectful ways. It is co-written by First Nations people and non-Indigenous people and explains key ideas in easy to understand ways. It is focussed on research practices, however, by simply swapping the word ‘research’ with ‘education’ and ‘teachers’, it reveals important considerations to be aware of.