Connecting Art with Indigenous Knowledge Systems: Panel Discussion

21oct3:30 pm4:45 pmConnecting Art with Indigenous Knowledge Systems: Panel DiscussionWebinar for Teachers & EducatorsThis program has been postponed. A new date will be confirmed shortly.


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This workshop connects to the Australian cross-curricular priorities of Sustainability and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures 

In this webinar, Michelle Tuahine, hosts a panel to discuss indigenous knowledge systems and how to integrate these in your classroom. Examine how to create a culturally responsive curriculum experience for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students resulting in increased engagement and better educational outcomes. And how to engage all students in respect and recognition of the world’s oldest continuous living cultures. 

Image: Edna Ambrym, Untitled 2, 2017, Etching on paper. Exhibited as part of Jabu Birriny exhibition.

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Michelle Tuahine is a Gangulu/Ngāti Kahungunu woman with a background in journalism. She is a descendant of the Gangulu people of Central Queensland, and a member of the Brisbane Murri community. 

Born in Brisbane, Michelle became interested in a career in the industry after seeing the portrayal of her community in the media in the lead up to the 1982 Commonwealth Games. The then Premier Joh Bjelke-Petersen had banned street protests by declaring Queensland a ‘State of Emergency’. It became the catalyst for a career in news and current affairs reporting, becoming a cadet journalist with ABC TV News and Current Affairs in 1990, and later working with the ABC’s Indigenous Programs Unit on its award-winning series ‘Blackout’. Michelle has also worked with National Indigenous Television (NITV) and National Indigenous Radio Service (NIRS News). 

Michelle is currently assisting her family in their aspirations for native title, as well as helping plan, manage and protect cultural heritage on country. 

In 2012, Michelle was appointed to the Indigenous Advisory Group (IAG) for Brisbane Festival – Queensland’s largest cultural event. Michelle helped develop the Festival’s ‘Statement of Intent’ with a vision for healing and meaningful engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and communities. In 2018, Michelle continued sharing her knowledge and experience with Brisbane Festival staff, as well as taking part in Acknowledgement of Country ceremonies with the Festival’s visiting international artists.