Have you ever been looking for inspiration when teaching Indigenous perspectives in science? The Australian Curriculum Science has 95 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander elaborations. These are a wonderful resource when planning to teach science. But what about further background readings and stories that emphasise the importance and wonder of Indigenous science knowledge? What about the amazing science knowledge that other First Nations peoples across the world have accumulated over eons of time?
The Indigenous Science Network is a global initiative based in Australia that promotes the use of Indigenous science in education and highlights the work of Indigenous scientists. Our key means of communication is a bulletin released four times per year. The bulletin is a compendium of articles, resources, opinion, academic papers and conferences related to Indigenous science, teaching and education.
We also maintain a Twitter account: @IndigenousScie1 and a Facebook page.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY
In the spirit of Reconciliation, we acknowledge the Yidindji and Yirrgandji peoples as the traditional owners of the lands around Gimuy (Cairns) Queensland Australia, where the Indigenous Science Network Bulletin is prepared. We also acknowledge and pay respect to the past, present and future Traditional Custodians and Elders of other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and all First Nations peoples across the world. We celebrate and promote the continuation of their cultural, spiritual and educational practices.
Original artwork for the Indigenous Science Network from Tiwi designs by Jennifer Coombs, Melville Island, NT, AUSTRALIA