Indigenous students

Into this silence the children said – we are not the problem we are the solution

By Melitta Hogarth

“…And in the naked light I saw ten thousand people, maybe more People talking without speaking, people hearing without listeningPeople writing songs that voices ever shared, no one dared disturb the sound of silence…” (Excerpt from Sound of Silence, Simon and Garfunkel, 1965) There is a silence echoing within government chambers,  as the need to

Taken for a ride? How the education vehicle breaks down for First Nations people

By John Guenther

The ‘education is the key’ mantra is often used as a metaphor in remote First Nations communities to

Boarding school for remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can have very damaging effects: new evidence-based research

By John Guenther and Bill Fogarty

For many Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander students living in remote communities across Australia, ‘choice’ in secondary education