SCHOOL CULTURAL AWARENESS PRESENTATIONS
Johnny Murison, a Kuku-Yalanji man from Cape York Peninsula, has immense knowledge of Aboriginal culture. He brings the many fascinating stories of his culture to life through interactive presentations, providing participants with a deeper understanding of First Nations People, whilst encouraging questions and open discussion. His aim is to enhance students understanding of Indigenous culture and encourage them to reflect on their own unique heritage. These engaging presentations are tailored to be age appropriate to suit Kindy to Year 12 students around Australia.
The Jarramali Cultural Education presentations are available across metro, regional and rural areas. The structure of the presentations with consultation is flexible, adaptable and can be specifically tailored to suit the needs of your students, school, group or curriculum.
• To engage pre-primary, primary and secondary school students in learning about Indigenous culture across Australia.
• To enhance students understanding of Indigenous culture leaving them knowing they’ve had a vibrant discussion and cultural experience.
• Encourage students, schools and communities to value Indigenous culture to promote reconciliation.
The Suggested yet Flexible Topics:
- (Prep) Rock Art Stories and Dance
- (Yr 1) Cultural Artifacts and Dance
- (Yr 2) Rock Art/Artifacts/Land Management Practices – Traditional Fire Burns and Dance
- (Yr 3) Rock Art Stories and Bush Tucker and Dance
- (Yr 4-6) Gold Rush Impact on Traditional way of life and Dance
- (Yr 5) First Recorded Act of Reconciliation
- (Yr 4-6) Culturally Modified Trees – Mt Windsor Dendroglyph
- (Yr 4-6) Native Mounted Police
- (Yr 4-6) Our Story. Our History. Our Connection to County. Our Boundaries. Our language
- (Yr 4-6) How Johnny started his business (The political, cultural and physical challenges)
*Didgeridoo played for all classes* (winner of ‘Best Didgeridoo Player’ Sydney, 2003)
Johnny is an Aboriginal cultural educator consultant and the owner and operator of Jarramali Rock Art Tours based in Cape York, Nth Qld. His knowledge of country and experience provides participants with an insight into the ancient and traditional lifestyle of the oldest surviving culture on Earth.
There are so many complex layers, stories and lore of Aboriginal society just within the Rock Art itself. Johnny has presented cultural education talks across Australia to promote harmony and reconciliation throughout this great country of ours.
These presentations give students meaningful and experiential connection to Indigenous culture. The presentations are an Indigenous voice, an Indigenous perspective and a shared history.
The offerings of the cultural education presentations are from Kindy to Year 12 in response to the ongoing need for students to deepen their understanding of the rich history of Australia’s First Nations People.
Johnny presented at the Gold Coast Australian Archaeological Association Conference 2019 due to his field work in Culturally Modified Trees (CMT) on his country. On the CMT project Johnny worked in collaboration with archaeologists, Queensland Museum, BHP Billiton, and Wet Tropics Management Authority. Johnny also has a continuing working relationship with Gold Coast Griffith University Rock Art research team and Professor Tacon, where together they have conducted photogrammetry on Rock Art shelters on his country for the conservation and preservation of Indigenous Rock Art.
Johnny shares these fascinating findings in his presentations and is able to display the 3D models of CMT’s and ancient Rock Art galleries through the 21st century technology.
Johnny’s big aim is to encourage students and staff of all ages to embrace the culture, language, rituals, dance, people, rock art and history of his people as his presentations will bring to life the ways, knowledge and survival for millennia of his old people.