Teachers deliver a curriculum centred around the Kuwarddewardde Malkno (Stone Country Seasonal Calendar), integrating national learning outcomes with the seasonality and deep cultural knowledge of the Warddeken Indigenous Protected Area. The calendar includes environmental indicators for many customary activities such as seasonal burning and bush tucker collection. Elders are passionate about recording and preserving knowledge for future generations.
This unique curriculum exposes students to important teaching and learning experiences from Indigenous and non-Indigenous knowledge systems, to make children strong in both worlds.
Dusseldorp Forum partners with the Karrkad Kanjdji Trust to support bi-cultural education on-country. This is just one element of KKT’s holistic approach to sustain the long-term, self-determination of the Nawarddeken people to live, work and learn on-country while re-establishing cultural practices and transferring knowledge to the next generations of custodians.
You can learn more in this recent Philanthropy Australia podcast.