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International Women's Day is a pivotal moment to celebrate the achievements of women worldwide. In Australia, this day offers an invaluable opportunity to honour the significant contributions of First Nations women. These women are not just the backbone of their communities; they are leaders, activists, caretakers, storytellers, and custodians of the world's oldest living cultures.

Acknowledging First Nations women on International Women's Day is essential to understanding the fabric of Australian society. Their contributions have been instrumental in shaping the country's social, cultural, and political landscape. Despite facing multilayered challenges, including the legacies of colonialism and discrimination, First Nations women have persisted as powerful agents of change.

The importance of reading First Nations literature is profound. It serves as an educational tool that can bridge gaps, dismantle stereotypes, and promote understanding. First Nations Australian authors provide an authentic voice and narrative that is often excluded from mainstream accounts. Their stories are a testament to resilience, resistance, and survival.

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Literature such "Sister Girl" by Dr Jackie Huggins offers insights into the complexities of being a woman from the Bidjara and Birri-Gubba Juru peoples, "Dropbear" by Evelyn Araluen confronts the myths of Australian identity, "The Yield" by Tara June Winch is a celebration of the Wiradjuri language. 

Reading these works provides not just knowledge but an understanding of the sophistication and depth of First Nations cultures. It fosters empathy and respect and acts as a springboard for further inquiry and education. In schools, incorporating First Nations literature can enlighten and inspire future generations, cultivating a more inclusive and educated society.

International Women's Day reminds us to seek out and elevate the voices of First Nations women, to read their stories, and educate ourselves on their unique perspectives. It is not only an act of recognition but a step towards equity and reconciliation.

March 10, 2024 2 min read

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