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Community and Family Studies: Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander peoples

Year 12 CAFS

Finding Resources in Accessit


This presentation was made to briefly educate people on the culture of Aboriginal Australian people. This presentation was created by two Aboriginal university students with the purpose to create awareness in the workplace.

Who We Are: Brave New Clan follow the lives of six exceptional young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who share stories about their communities, history and cultures in contemporary Australia.

The Aboriginal Cultural Awareness Package has been developed to assist Catholic schools in the Diocese of Parramatta to meet the requirements of the Aboriginal Education Procedures. The Aboriginal Cultural Awareness Package contains resources specifically designed for Primary and Secondary schools, focusing on improving educational outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.


ACOSS is committed to the reduction of Indigenous poverty and inequality. As a non-Indigenous organisation, we do not claim to speak for, or represent, the views of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations. We work closely with the National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples and have signed a Supporters Accord to recognise this commitment



The United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues estimates there are more than 370 million Indigenous peoples spread across 70 countries worldwide, each practicing unique traditions, retaining social, cultural, economic and political characteristics that are distinct from those of the dominant societies in which they live.

Reconciliation Australia

This chapter will consider what culture means to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and how their connection to culture continues today.

Human Rights Commision

Australia is home to the oldest continuing living culture in the entire world.

The richness and diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures in Australia is something we should all take pride in as a nation.

ClinEd Aus

We all interpret situations through our own ‘cultural lens’. We can find it difficult to understand and respect cultures that are not familiar or that appear to reflect different beliefs to our own. We need to recognise our own underlying values and assumptions before we can apply an ‘Indigenous lens


Aboriginal families in Australia