Resources

Balaangala members have collated suggested ways that individuals can educate themselves and create change. If you would like to suggest additional resources please contact us.

Some of the books below are available for Balaangala members to borrow. You can browse the Balaangala library at https://www.librarycat.org/lib/Maserius

BOOKS

Australian books

Dark Emu:  Aboriginal Australia and the birth of Agriculture  – Bruce Pascoe 

Brown Scars, White Tears – Ruby Hamad

Growing up Aboriginal in Australia – Anita Heiss (editor) (personal stories of 51 Aboriginal Australians from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences)

Mullumbimby / Too Much Lip – Melissa Lucashenko 

Sand Talk:  How Indigenous Thinking Can Save the World – Tyson Yunkaporta

Throat – Ellen Van Neerven

Decolonising Solidarity – Clare Land  http://decolonizingsolidarity.org/

Children’s books

Our Home, Our Heartbeat  – Adam Briggs

Finding Our Heart: A story about the Uluru Statement for young Australians – Thomas Mayor

Young Dark Emu – Bruce Pascoe 

Non-Australian books on racism

Me and White Supremacy workbook – Layla F. Saad

Why I No Longer Talk to White People About Race –  Reni Eddo-Lodge

White Fragility – Robin di Angelo

FILM and TV

Leah Purcell’s body of work, e.g. Black Chicks Talking

Rachel Perkins’ body of work:  One Night the Moon, Radiance, Bran Nue Dae, Jasper Jones

Ivan Sen’s body of work, e.g. Beyond Clouds, Mystery Road (feature film and TV series), Goldstone

Ten Canoes (traditional story from East-Arnhem sharing an Indigenous perspective on stories)

Like Rubies in the Kings Crown: local stories and histories from Yarrabah, North Qld

Spear – Bangarra Dance

PODCASTS

Pretty for an Aboriginal  (Nakkiah Lui and Miranda Tapsell) 

TWITTER

@IndigenousXLtd   Aboriginal owned and operated independent media company founded by Luke Pearson. Rotating Twitter account showcasing Indigenous Australian experiences and perspectives. 

@nakkiahlui  First Nation personality  Actor, Writer, Director

@AmyThunig   Gamilaroi| Education Academic 

@leesawatego Wife, Mum. Founder @IscariotMedia @DeadlyBloggers @CriticalClassrm Co-founder  @DarkDisturb @BlackCoffee_AU @IndigBizMonth President @SEQICC

@Utopiana  Celeste Liddel  Where blackfeministranters tweet. Arrernte, unionist,column, freelance commentator. Accidentally anarchic. 

@NareenYoung   Industry Professor UTS Jumbunna Research   

@joewilliams_tew   #TheEnemyWithin; Father; Fiancé; Suicide Survivor; Former NRL Player; Prof Boxer; International Keynote Speaker; Author

MUSIC

Thelma Plum

Mojo Juju (esp Native Tongue)

Dan Sultan

Briggs (esp Life is Incredible)

Yirrmal

Kev Carmody

Archie Roach

THEATRE

Leah Purcell (Box the Pony, Drover’s Wife)

Rachel Maza

Ghenoa Gela

Stephen Oliver

Bangarra Dance

Wesley Enoch

Nakkiah Lui

Aboriginal Centre for the Performing Arts (ACPA)

YOUTUBE

Amy Thunig https://www.ted.com/talks/amy_thunig_disruption_is_not_a_dirty_word

Slam Poetry winner 2018, Melanie Mununggurr-Williams, NT
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x03nIylz4Hg

Kutcha’s Carpool Koorioke  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRua1BD8w7sxeSmPqQbA0tA

WEBSITES

Share Our Pride:  http://www.shareourpride.org.au/

Reconciliation Australia:  https://www.reconciliation.org.au/

The Killing Times – Massacre map:  https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/series/the-killing-times

LIBRARIES / CENTRES

kuril dhagun, State Library of Queenslan – space for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to connect with SLQ collections

Dandiiri, Inala School and Community Library – resources reflecting all aspects of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island culture and history.