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Month: November 2021

Piano or Double Bass Scholarship for 2022

The Ashfield Music School are offering an Indigenous student scholarship for weekly 30-minute piano or double bass lessons for 2022. Applications are invited from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary and high school students who wish to learn the piano or double bass. No prior knowledge or skills are required to be eligible.

To apply go to

Applications close 30 December 2021. Interviews will be conducted in the week following and applicants will be notified of the outcome once all interviews have been concluded.

Kamilaroi students in global fight for sacred trees

Collarenebri Central School and Walgett Community College communities’ work to reclaim stolen artefacts sacred to their people.

Collarenebri Central School and Walgett Community College students, staff and community members will share the story of their connection to Collarenebri’s sacred carved trees with an international audience tonight.
Gaaguuwiya dhawunga – ‘Bring back home is a heartfelt documentary made by students about the carved trees of the traditional Banarway Bora ground near Collarenebri.
Local AECG President and the Community College’s Senior Leader, Ros McGregor, has worked for 15 years with students, bringing their cultural knowledge of the sacred trees into a contemporary context.
After learning the recent history of the destruction, theft and removal of 52 sacred carved trees from Collarenebri in 1949, young Kamilaroi students have now become advocates for the return of the trees, which are held in museums and private collections around the world.



Seed Indigenous Youth Climate Network Heal Country Art Competition

Seed Indigenous Youth Climate Network are putting the call out for deadly First Nations young people who are passionate about protecting and healing country and have some great art skills!

  • Are you a First Nations young person who’s passionate about healing and protecting country?
  • Do you have deadly art skills?
  • Can you create a piece of artwork that captures the theme Heal Country?

Seed is offering $1000 plus some other prizes for the best artwork that captures the theme.

Entries close 30 November.

Send your entries to "> with your name a brief description of how your artwork captures the theme Heal country.

First Nations’ Narratives Celebrated at Story Week 2021

From an award-winning poet to multi-disciplinary artists representing First Nations arts, this year Story Week has some incredible First Nation talent across the entire program. Celebrating diverse voices through First Person Voice – a series of three live events and Stop Money, this annual celebration guarantees a week of rich stories and experiences that celebrate language and our homeland.
For more information and ticketing, please visit:
This event is running this week: November (22-28).

Aboriginal Legal Service Company elections to be held 11 December

The Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT) Limited community meeting to elect Company Members in the Central South Eastern Region has been rescheduled for Saturday 11 December, from 11am at Redfern Community Centre.
This meeting was originally scheduled in June and postponed due to the COVID-19 Delta outbreak.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in the Central South Eastern Region and aged 18+ are invited to attend for a cuppa, a light lunch and to cast their vote. Please spread the word about this rescheduled event.
Information about the role of ALS Company Members, the applicants in the Central South Eastern Region, and the election process can be found on their website:
If you cannot find an answer on their website you can speak with the ALS Company Secretary on (02) 9213 4100.

Have Your Say! Parent and carer survey on consent education – open now

|  NSW Department of Education
Have Your Say! Parent and carer survey on consent education – open now

Consent is saying yes to something happening or agreeing to do something freely, without fear, force or pressure.

Past and present students across the state are calling for better consent education.

A recent petition by former Sydney student Chanel Contos led to thousands of young people sharing their stories of witnessing or experiencing sexual harassment, abuse and violence among young people. This sparked calls for earlier and better consent education for students.

The NSW Department of Education (Department) has committed to working together with parents to improve consent education.

We would like to hear your views. Please tell us what you think by completing the following short anonymous parent survey: Consent education survey Consent education survey link.

This survey is available in English and 10 other languages and will take less than 10 minutes to complete. It will help the Department understand what parents and carers know about consent education in schools today, and what kinds of resources will help them to talk about consent with their children and young people at home.

The overall results will be shared on the following NSW Department of Education website later this year: Consent education website.

The Department wants to hear from parents and carers of NSW public school students from all communities. Together, we can help our children and young people form healthy relationships.

Have your say by completing the survey now. Go to Consent education survey

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander $3000 Sponsorship Award – Budget Promotions is a leading Australian supplier of Promotional Merchandise. We invite applications from people of an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander backgound for our new annual sponsorship award.

We value the role of education in our community, and believe in supporting those who may need a little financial assistance in attaining further education. We acknowledge that gaining access to further education for many people of an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background is especially challenging with financial constraints being a particular barrier. This annual sponsorship will be awarded to someone who can demonstrate that the further education they are gaining will advance their community.

This program is open to anyone of an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background that is currently, or about to, undertake any type of further education.


To be considered for this sponsorship we invite students to submit an application that includes a small essay.

Email us and describe in the body of the email:

  • Educational establishment attending or going to attend
  • Dates of your Study
  • A brief outline of the special circumstances you feel that makes you a candidate for the sponsorship

Attach a short essay: 500+ words that state how your education is going to positively impact others in either your local community or in the wider world

Applications for August 2022 scholarship must be received by August 15 2022.

For more info and to apply, please head to:

EOI for Project Officer: Pirru Thangkuray (Mount Druitt)

Expression of Interest
Location: Mount Druitt

The NSW Aboriginal Education Consultative Group Inc. (NSW AECG) is seeking expressions of interest for a Project Officer to join the Pirru Thangkuray team, with the aim to meet the Premiers Priority: to Increase the proportion of Aboriginal students attaining year 12 by 50% by 2023, while maintaining their cultural identity.

Type of Employment: Full time – 35 hours per week
Annual Salary: $72,800 Gross plus Superannuation

Requirements of the position
• Aboriginality
• A paid Working with Children’s Check and National Police Check (Probity)
• Current Driver’s License
• Evidence of double vaccination
• Effective Oral and written Communication skills
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team
• Demonstrated skills to engage and work across a variety of stakeholders
• Understanding of Education and working with Aboriginal students in High School
• Able to facilitate and deliver Cultural Engagement programs
• Demonstrated ability to deliver goal setting strategies
• Knowledge of the Aboriginal Community
• Understanding and knowledge of: community, government and non-government service providers and support programs
• Double COVID-19 vaccinated

The successful applicant will work across a targeted number of schools within the Mount Druitt area. The Project Officer will be an employee of the NSW AECG INC. and will work in collaboration with the Pirru Thangkuray (Dream Strong) Cultural Engagement and Goal Setting Team.

Note: NSW AECG Inc. considers that being Aboriginal is a genuine occupational qualification under s 14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW).

For further information please contact: Troy Freeburn Project Coordinator, Lismore Office on 0428 957 607 ">

How to apply for this position

  1. A written Expression of Interest of no more than 2 pages, outlining your background, skills and experiences in relation to the requirement of the position as above.
  2. Include the names and phone numbers of 2 referees.
  3. Applications due: COB Friday 26th November 2021

Commencement of duties for the successful applicant will begin 10th January 2022

Acknowledgement of Country

The NSW AECG Inc. acknowledges and pays respect to the Traditional Owners of this nation. We also acknowledge past, present and emerging Elders  and the continuation and celebration of cultural, spiritual and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Please note: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples should also be aware that this website may contain images or names of people who have passed away.