Teaching First Nations Perspectives

  • Gianna Rizzo, Teaching First Nations Perspectives, 2023
    Gianna Rizzo, Teaching First Nations Perspectives, 2023
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Teaching First Nations Perspectives
SOLD OUT: Thursday 16 November 2023, 4:30—7:30pm
Event Information

Learn how to embed First Nations perspectives in your classroom with Footscray Community Arts’ First Nations led Professional Development Program. Teachers are encouraged to expand their knowledge of First Nations’ histories and culture as well as gain the confidence to present these viewpoints in sensitive and impactful ways. These sessions will have a focus on meeting leading First Nations artists and hearing and learning from their practice.

The Professional Development Session will cover the following topics:

  • The meaning behind an Acknowledgement of Country
  • How to write an Acknowledgement of Country with your Students –
    localising and personalising your connection
  • Two creative workshops, led by First Nations artists, that model
    how to embed First Nations Perspectives in the classroom.
  • You will leave with resources for further learning
  • You will receive a Certificate of Participation.

This event has reached capacity, to stay up to date with more Professional Development opportunities please join the waitlist

This Program is proudly supported by The Department of Education’s Strategic Partnerships Program.

Date & Times

Thursday 16 November, 4:30 pm-7:30 pm

Performance Space



Auslan interpretation

Meet the Artists
  • Dylan Singh
    Dylan Singh

    Dylan Singh is a proud Wiradjuri man from Albury nsw hailing from the mighty legacy of the fruit flies circus having been trained by his mother an original fruit fly Tanya Lester. Dylan is a cultural practitioner and uses his culture to inspire and steer his stories he tells. Dylan has performed for some of Australia’s most prestigious circus companies such as circus oz, company two and casus. Dylan has now entered the world of producing. Producing his own works with his first major works that was premiered for Footscray Neighborhood festival. Using technology and modern means to bring new light to dreaming stories of mob all around Australia.

  • Maya Hodge
    Maya Hodge

    Maya Hodge is a proud Lardil and Yangkaal emerging writer, curator and creative, based on the lands of the Kulin Nation. Maya’s creative practice explores the power of disrupting colonial narratives through project-based work dedicated to uplifting First Nations storytelling and artistic autonomy.

    Maya is a president artist at this mob collective’s studio space based at Collingwood Yards and a founding member of Ensemble Dutala, Australia’s first Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander chamber ensemble. Her writing has been published by Australian Poetry, Craft Victoria, Kill Your Darlings, Hardie Grant, and Overland Literary Magazine. She has also contributed to projects and residencies with La Trobe Arts Institute, Footscray Community Arts Centre, and the Archie Roach Foundation. Last year, Maya co-curated Collective Movements at Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA).


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