My Culture and Me
Penguin Australia, 2019
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- Art motifs
- Indigenous knowledge
Preparing to take part in a corroboree a young Aboriginal boy describes the importance of learning about, living and passing on culture from one generation to the next. The poetic text and realistic painterly gouache illustrations celebrate the movement, music and sense of belonging amongst the grandfathers, fathers, sons, uncles and cousins as they share and perform culture together.
Dreise, of Kamilaroi and Euahlayi heritage, from south-west Queensland and north-west New South Wales, refers to his own family totem, the Emu/Dinewah, in the dot art inspired illustrations that feature the Milky Way constellation, providing a fascinating STEM link to Aboriginal Australians’ interpretation of astronomy . A joyous reaffirmation for young Indigenous children rediscovering their culture and introduction for non-Indigenous children to an important aspect of Aboriginal culture.
- Gregg Dreise My Culture and Me, song and video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHCgo7XKcVg
- Penguin, My Culture and Me, Teachers Notes https://www.penguin.com.au/content/resources/TR_MyCultureAndMe.pdf
- Kids Encyclopedia Facts Australian Aboriginal Astronomy Facts https://kids.kiddle.co/Australian_Aboriginal_astronomy
- Ben Flick Through Our Eyes, Dhinawan “Emu” in the Sky https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzFYFutiwoA