Educators need to be aware of any protocols their local Aboriginal community may have in regards to the sharing of First Nation languages in their classroom.

Here are some books that we recommend using to share the diversity of First Nation languages. We recommend using this in conjunction with the AIATSIS lands map.

Look Learn Sing Dance - Trish & Noel Butler

Noel and Trish Butler share stories and songs through their knowledge of Country to create a better understanding of all creatures in our environment. This helps us all to embrace our responsibility to put a greater value on the importance of looking after Country, the land we stand on, our home.

NGAMA CD by Sharron “Mirii” Bell

This CD is a wonderful mixture of songs created for children, families and educators. A heartfelt album filled with love and deep respect. NGAMA in Wiradjuri language means Mother. In honour of her Mother, Sharron sings in Wiradjuri language sharing old and new memories.

Throughout the album you will see and hear messages that connect to Sharron’s mother, to whom this CD is dedicated. Can you find the little green tree frog? Mummas favourite little creature. Can you hear him sing? Can you hear the shakers? The Cootamundra wattle seed picked from wattle trees at Coota, where Mum was born and raised. Listen to the river and Mother Earth's creatures as we place our hand upon our heart, let us pay respects to the Sovereign people and the land North, South, East and West.

Stomp and dance as we listen to some old but new songs as they are given new life in language.

The CD booklet contains words and translations. Connect to our country, our waterways, our animals and all living things as we continually honour our Mother Earth, and especially, our Mothers.

Sharron mirii Bell is a proud Wiradjuri Gamilaraay woman who shares her knowledge and perspectives with young children, parents and educators through her music, dance, story and art. Sharron is passion driven by her life experiences which enables her to share her unique Culture, promoting and providing better educational outcomes for all.

Yalaynha Yuluwirri ‘Following the Rainbow’ Songs by Milan Dhiiyaan

This CD was created with the aim of teaching children some of our positive Aboriginal cultural values through song. The songs in this CD teach about sharing, taking care of each other, loving one another, not harming others, taking care of mother earth, being strong and knowing our culture.

Most of our songs have accompanying hand actions/choreography which you cannot see on a CD. A DVD (or video files) showcasing our choreography will soon be available. You can also view some songs on our YouTube channel: Milan Dhiiyaan.

Aboriginal Languages used on this CD

The songs on this CD have been composed and written by Laurance & Fleur Magick Dennis (Milan Dhiiyaan). The languages included in the songs are Gamilaraay, Yuwalaraay, Wayilwan/Ngemba/Ngiyaampaa & Wiradjuri languages.

All music, melodies and rhythms are composed by Laurance & Fleur Magick Dennis except for the melody of ‘Twinkle Little Star’ which is used for ‘Guuyali Giralaa’ and the melody of ‘B.I.N.G.O’ which is used for ‘Marayn’. All other melodies are original compositions. All lyrics and stories are the original works of Laurance & Fleur Magick Dennis.

Aboriginal Cultural Meditation CD - Volume 1 By Millmullian (Laurance Magick Dennis)

Experience relaxation, mindfulness, peace and connection with our Aboriginal Cultural Meditation CD as you are guided through a meditation ceremony by Millmullian (Laurance Magick Dennis).

Includes 2 tracks:

1. Winhangadurinya (23:51)

2. Barrawanha Maliyanbiyaay (18:40)