The Fullaship Program

The Fullaship Program

Culture is Life’s ‘Fullaship’ is a 12-month program open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Young People who are on a journey to become community leaders, role models and mentors.

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Uncle Archie Roach Stolen Generation Education Resources

Uncle Archie Roach Stolen Generations Education Resources

The Archie Roach Stolen Generations Resources were created during COVID-19 by Culture Is Life, in collaboration with the Archie Roach Foundation, to honour the 30th anniversary of Took The Children Away from Uncle Archie’s multi-award-winning 1990 debut album Charcoal Lane.

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Connecting and Belonging

‘Culture is life deepens connections and belonging by backing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander led solutions to prevent youth suicide and to support young people to thrive.’

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Horrid and disturbing at its core: all Australians must help prevent youth suicide

Indigenous women say it is the responsibility of all Australians to prevent suicide in Indigenous children.

Perhaps we’ve got problems as deep as the US

I work for Culture Is Life, a not-for-profit combating suicide and self-harm among young First Australians – nine times the rate in the general population. As a nation we need urgently to ask ourselves, how can we counter the crippling despair overcoming so many of our young people? We believe some answers lie in strengthening their connections to culture, community and history. But there's another ingredient we can't supply – empathy and respect from our fellow Australians.

January 26 Highlights A Time For Change, But Is Anyone Listening?

Since New Year’s Day, at least five Aboriginal young people have tragically taken their own lives. It was so distressing there was extensive media coverage for a change. Yet week in and week out, self-harm and suicide have grown into an epidemic among First Nations young people.

Aboriginal Teachers deliver professional educational development for SEDA

Culture is Life collaborates with SEDA to provide Indigenous curriculum professional development training to their staff and teachers nationally.

The Australian Dream education resources

“I am really excited to see The Australian Dream go out to community and schools and continue the conversation we need to have on the key themes; cultural identity, racism, history & truths, resilience & reconciliation...” Adam Goodes.

International Women’s Day 2020

Today we acknowledge the contribution of the women we have worked with and those that have created change to address the inequality experienced by women across the world.

A poem titled ‘Earth Mother’ written today by ‘Miimi and Jiinda’

A poem titled 'Earth Mother' written today by 'Miimi and Jiinda' - Gumbaynggirr Elder Lauren Jarrett and her Daughter - Culture is Life's National Project Manager - Melissa Greenwood. Earth Burning Mother.

Cairns – Uluru First Nations Youth Summit

This past weekend I was invited to spend 3 days with over 50 young First Nations leaders, descendant from so many Nations across these lands. We were welcomed by the Gunggandji people on their country in Cairns at the Uluru First Nations Youth Summit.

Yawuru Young Ambassadors Cultural Exchange

For five days, five other Aboriginal young people and I attended an intensive Cultural Exchange in Aotearoa. For the five days, our cohort of Indigenous youth were immersed in the culture of the Maori people of the South Island; learning language, sharing in customs and building friendships that will last long into the future.