Category Archives: Indigenous

Reading Book Challenge 2019 the update

So I posted here about developing a reading book challenge for myself. I’d like to post where I am up to with it, and see how far I’ve actually progressed…..

  1. A Book Published in 2019 – Not yet accomplished
  2. A Book You Own But Never Read – I’m in the process of reading a book I have owned for years on Urban Legends, but just never read…..Work in progress
  3. A Classic – so I read My People by Oodgeroo Noonuccal –  an amazing collection of poetry. Completed. 
  4. A Book Written by an Australian/New Zealand Author- Calypso Summer by Jared Thomas – awesome page turning YA romance featuring a rocking Nukunu lead character. Completed!
  5. A Non-Fiction Book – Gluten Free and Vegan Pie by Jennifer Katzinger. Completed!
  6. An LGBT+ Romance – oooh I will find one…..there are so many great ones to choose from.
  7. A Book with the Protagonist that Shares Your Occupation – Anyone know a good book about a Librarian?
  8. A Book That Has Been Made Into a Movie – do Graphic Novels count???
  9. A Romance Novel With Diverse Lead Characters – I’ll be chasing up suggestions for this one too..
  10. The Bestseller of Your Birth Year – hmm I’ll need to look this up.
  11. A Translated Romance Novel – I’ll track something down…
  12. A Historical Romance Set in Ancient Times – again I’ll need to look for this one….
  13. A Book of Short Stories – oh gosh I think I might have something sitting on table that may be appropriate!
  14. A Book Someone Gave You/Recommended – this one was easy Caliban’s War by James S.A. Corey – devoured it in a day. Completed! 
  15. A Book You Chose Based on the Cover Alone – that would have to be Zenobia by Morten Durr. Completed!
  16. A book of free verse or poetry – well I’m loving Oodgeroo so maybe some more of her work?
  17. Banned Novel – ooh what to choose? Any suggestions?
  18. A Book You Started and Never Finished – The Giant Book of New World SF edited by Issac Asimov – started a few years ago and haven’t finished it but it’s a WIP.
  19. A Book You Can Read in One Sitting – a great book by Renee Fogorty called Fair Skin Black Fella – a great book with a great meaning. Should be in every school library. Completed!

So 6 completed, and I’m in February…..seriously if you have suggestions I would love to hear from you about them.

Advertisements

Hidden from History: Indigenous Women’s Activism in Saskatchewan

Indigenous women have often been at the forefront for agitating for social change, but for a large part of history their stories have been ignored. Nadja provides a great indepth post on the Saskatchewan women who sought to decolonise Indian politics while also seeking a place at the table for themselves.

Australian Languages

2019 is the UN Year of Indigenous Languages. As such it’s a time to reflect on the Languages spoken here in Australia before white colonisation. Jane Simpson has written a piece for The Conversation that I think  you need to read.  We need to act now, before we lose more. I would love to see the Australian Government pull their collective fingers out and actually fund more language reclamation projects.

I’m putting together lists of resources that the Library I work for has in Languages, to celebrate this year. It’s an amazing and rich collection, but we need to do more to make sure they will survive for future generations. What will you do?

Book Reading Challenge 2019

I got this idea from the 2019 Book Resolutions Reading Challenge at Romance.com.au, then decided I needed to modify it for my own purposes and reading style. I’m going to report back on how well I have achieved this as the year progresses….so stay tuned!

  1. A Book Published in 2019
  2. A Book You Own But Never Read
  3. A Classic
  4. A Book Written by an Australian/New Zealand Author
  5. A Non-Fiction Book
  6. An LGBT+ Romance
  7. A Book with the Protagonist that Shares Your Occupation
  8. A Book That Has Been Made Into a Movie
  9. A Romance Novel With Diverse Lead Characters
  10. The Bestseller of Your Birth Year
  11. A Translated Romance Novel
  12. A Historical Romance Set in Ancient Times
  13. A Book of Short Stories
  14. A Book Someone Gave You/Recommended
  15. A Book You Chose Based on the Cover Alone
  16. A book of free verse or poetry
  17. Banned Novel
  18. A Book You Started and Never Finished
  19. A Book You Can Read in One Sitting

Do you want to join me? If so please leave a comment below and we can bookclub our way through this list!

Make a difference, save a language today!

This year is the UN’s Year of Indigenous Languages. Language equality is essential in giving voices to our world communities. We use language everyday to communicate, educate, socially integrate, develop and also celebrate our own unique identities.

I came across this podcast from Indaily featuring The Message Pod’s Nicole Haack who is in conversation with Daniel Bogre Udell, the founder of Wikitongues

Please take the time to dip into the podcast, and help save a language today!

Silence speaks volumes. Our students are listening.

Don’t Say Nothing is a great feature article by Jamilah Pitts,  on why we should speak up about Race in the Classroom.

Teacher resources: Indigenous language materials

A great collection of teacher’s resources to coincide with the UN’s Year of Indigenous Languages in 2019.

the second hand city

find it love it use it

Lee & Low Blog

Exploring Children's Books Through the Lens of Diversity

jude-marie green

future tense

missshipp

Bringing Aboriginal perspectives into English education

Whispering Gums

Books, reading and anything else that comes to mind...with an Australian focus

BoomingOn

Life after working

Planet Simon

Creating worlds in word and art and exploring the universe in which we exist.

fox13now.com

News for Salt Lake City, Ogden, Provo and beyond

Playfully Grownup Home

Because Fun Keeps You Young!

in the garden

from the newstead community garden

Ben@Earth

Thoughts on international relations, environment, society and self with Benjamin Habib, PhD

My Book Corner

A treasure trove of beautiful children’s literature for you to discover.

theaustralianlegend

The Independent Woman and the myth of the Australian bushman

ANZ LitLovers LitBlog

For lovers of Australian and New Zealand literary fiction; Ambassador for Australian literature

The YA Room

Melbourne

A Cosy Reading Blog

Powered by hot tea and full pages...

Australian Haiku Society

haikuoz - the enjoyment of haiku

Charlotte Digregorio's Writer's Blog

This is a writer's blog for authors, business people, creative people, freelancers, journalists, publishers, and poets. They will learn the ins and outs of writing for publication. Both beginning and experienced writers will profit from it.

CrazyQuiltEdi

Crazy quilts are unique and innovative quilts created from scraps of materials. This expresses my hope for young people.

thrivalinternational

Humanising! Indigenising! Decolonising! Thriving

T is for Training

10 Years of Sharing Knowledge One Call At A Time

Ta-Nehisi Coates | The Atlantic

Thoughts, Ideas and so much more

This is Lit

Book Blog

Kylie in the library

Musings of an emerging information professional

Sarah Cawkwell's Blog

"The difference between fiction and reality is that fiction has to make sense." -- Tom Clancy

Yellowstone National Park Lodges

Thoughts, Ideas and so much more

sengaw.wordpress.com/

Life in the Information World

Mother Jones

Smart, fearless journalism

Librarian Lisa

school library consultant

ginaseymour

nurturing the compassionate maker, the reluctant reader, and embracing #librarylife

Australian Aboriginal Languages Student Blog

A place to share anything at all that's interesting and related to the languages of Australia. WARNING: We wish to advise that this blog may contain names, voices and images of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have passed away. We strongly urge readers to exercise caution when viewing the blog so as to avoid distress.

I am Jessica

A student's attempt at environmentalism.

cityhippyfarmgirl

simple connected living, city style

Fitkonek

Fitness Community

L-B the Librarian

Use your library

Imogen Crest

Creative Artist - Time Travelling Nature Hermit - Soul Food Cafe

Cybils Awards

Thoughts, Ideas and so much more

jolowimpact

moneyless low impact living