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Welcome to the Year of Indigenous Languages and the first issue of ozEEnews for 2019!

The United Nations declared 2019 as The Year of Indigenous Languages in order to raise awareness of these languages, not only to benefit the people who speak them, but also for others to appreciate the important contribution they make to our world’s rich cultural diversity (

In this issue we share stories of how Australia’s First People’s culture and language is used to enrich education and learning across the country. For more on how Aboriginal stories are embedded in our Australian landscapes, read our feature article on pages 3-4.

You can access a range of classroom-ready curriculum-linked resources on the Getting Started with Sustainability resource portal and filter the topic to ‘Indigenous Knowledge’. Simply visit the website at

The Zayed Sustainability Prize is a prestigious global award inspires schools to nurture the next generation of sustainability leaders while addressing global sustainability priorities. Your school has until the end of May to enter. Read more on page 8.

Be sure to also check out the many great events coming up this year inside this issue.

About ozEEnews

ozEEnews is the member publication for the Australian Association of Environmental Education. Published quarterly it showcases member stories and projects from around the country highlighting advances in environmental education sector. To access the latest issue, Login to the Members Area.

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Top Image: Students get painted in ochre. Read more on page 6. Photo: Kelly Coleman, PeeKdesigns