Welcome to Country youth edition: An Introduction to our First Peoples for Young Australians
An extended, education-focused edition of this bestselling book, which received the 2019 Indie Book Award for Best Illustrated Non-fiction and was shortlisted for General Non-fiction Book of the Year at the 2019 ABIA.
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||24 September 2019 by Explore Australia
||Trade Paperback/Paperback, First Edition, School edition
||By Langton, Marcia
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Marcia Langton: Welcome to Country schools edition is an extended, education-focused edition of the bestselling Marcia Langton: Welcome to Country, which received the 2019 Indie Book Award for Best Illustrated Non-fiction. It is essential reading for any Australian high school student who wants to learn more about the culture that has thrived here for over 50,000 years. In this schools edition, author Professor Marcia Langton expands on the educational information from the first edition. Part One of the original book has been reworked, including topics/chapters on Indigenous prehistory, cultures and languages, kinship, art and performance, storytelling, native title, the Stolen Generations and NAIDOC week. The book also includes new sections: Knowledge, covering everything from bush medicine to astrology. Environment, such as fire management. Looking to the future for Indigenous Australia, with topics such as the Uluru Statement from the Heart. Cultural awareness refocused from the original book's travel angle. References including a list of websites and further references as recommended by Professor Marcia Langton. Detailed teachers' notes that explain how to apply the book to a range of subjects for Years 7 through 10 can be downloaded online.
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Professor Marcia Langton AM PhD Macq U, BA (Hons) ANU, FASSA is one of Australia's most important voices for Indigenous Australia. She first became an Indigenous rights activist as a student at the University of Queensland, before spending time in Papua New Guinea, Japan and North America learning about those countries' peoples and cultures. On her return to Australia, Marcia Langton graduated in Anthropology at ANU. Since then, she has worked with the Central Land Council, the Cape York Land Council, and for the 1989 Royal Commission into Aboriginal deaths in custody. Professor Langton has received many accolades, including an Order of Australia. She has held the Foundation Chair of Australian Indigenous Studies at The University of Melbourne since February 2000. As an anthropologist and geographer, she has made a significant contribution to government and non-government policy as well as to Indigenous studies. Professor Langton has written several books, both academic and popular, including First Australians (MUP, 2009), co-authored with Rachel Perkins, which was written in conjunction with an SBS documentary by the same name. She is also regularly asked to comment on issues related to Indigenous rights and art. In 2016 she was honoured as a University of Melbourne Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor. The following year, Professor Marcia Langton was appointed as the first Associate Provost at the University of Melbourne. The original adult trade edition of Marcia Langton: Welcome to Country (April 2018) has sold over 23,000 copies since its release.