Note from the filming team
The truths of our nation’s history since colonisation/invasion have not been typically taught in schools and universities, and if they have, they may have been taught in ways that marginalise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives. As such, it is not uncommon for educators to feel unsure about how to approach teaching about the injustices committed against Australia’s First Nations peoples, and about how these past wrongs can continue to have an impact today.
In My Blood It Runs recognises this challenge and encourages educators to engage in ongoing learning and reflection, which may involve processes of “unlearning” and “relearning”— challenging assumptions and recognising that what was previously taught in schools about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, histories and cultures may have been inaccurate or incomplete. The film team and education partners strongly encourage educators to further their understanding of themes in the film by taking up Professional Development opportunities.