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Welcome to Country – Integrating Indigenous Perspectives Conference

March 29

$40 – $180.00

Conference for R-12 teachers convened jointly by HASS SA and KMEIA SA

Registrations are now open for this conference! It will run from 8.30am – 5:00pm on Saturday the 30th of March, with a cocktail dinner provided in your registration fee for Friday night the 29th of March (6.00pm – 8.30pm). Both days will be held at Hawthorndene Primary School (map).

It promises to be an exciting weekend! Catering for both the cocktail dinner, and meals on Saturday will be Indigenous-inspired, and we will open the event on Friday night with a traditional smoking ceremony provided by Major Moogy Sumner, who will also be presenting the keynote address on Saturday. There will be performances on the Friday from Milan Dhiiyaan and Torres Strait Islander Uncle Eddie Peters, during lunch on Saturday by Yellaka, and to round out the conference by Corey Theatre.

The timetable (attached) includes sessions from a variety of educators and Indigenous representatives. Topics include Music; HASS; Drama; STEM; Literacy; Aboriginal Pedagogies; and Indigenous Languages; as well as an introduction to simple, new music, composed in a variety of Aboriginal languages for you to use in your classes right away! There will also be sessions run by representatives of organisations such as Australians Together and the Stronger Smarter Institute as well as representatives from various Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nations such as Kaurna, Ngarrindjeri, Adnyamathanha, Wiradjuri, Narrunga and the Torres Strait. The program is available here. All attendees on the Saturday will receive a goodie-bag with a copy of Songs for Aboriginal Studies and Reconciliation, songbook and CD.

Registrations are now open! here. We have had high interest in this conference, so register early to avoid disappointment. If you have any queries, do not hesitate to contact Lucy Pfeifer at lucy.pfeifer@gmail.com. We look forward to seeing you there!