All our efforts deepen young people’s experiences of culture as protection through thoughtfully designed, simple to access and easy to use policies, projects, resources and campaigns.

We join together with others to create meaningful lives for all our young people with a special emphasis on those experiencing vulnerability and who are at risk of self-harm and suicide.


All Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people are proud custodians of the oldest living culture on Earth and have opportunities to connect, contribute and thrive in Australia and the world.


Culture is Life supports young people to deepen their connection to culture, Country and community, contributes to global knowledge and positively impacts the health and wellbeing of this and future generations.


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We’re a team with creativity, determination and focus who back our mob to catalyse and mobilise positive change.

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Want to learn more about #TheAustralianWars? #EducationResources for Episode 1 are now live on on the Culture Is Life education platform and SBS Learn! Link in bio 🔗

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"How do you prepare your child for truth telling? How do schools prepare to teach truth telling? With help, support, open communication and an open mind and heart." - Shelley Ware, Education Lead at Culture Is Life

Read more from Shelley's article by clicking 'The Australian Wars' in the link in bio 🔗

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In recognition of the The Australian War’s immense educational value, Blackfella Films and SBS Learn are collaborating with Culture Is Life to publish curriculum-aligned education resources about the frontier conflicts. The resources will analyse the documentary using short clips that explore the ongoing impacts of colonisation and highlight historical perspectives. The resources will also provide an insight into the immense value that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander oral histories possess, with a focus on local history and how schools can engage with their local communities for further learning opportunities. New classroom-ready clips will launch each week as each episode premieres and will be published on sbs.com.au/learn.

#TheAustralianWars @sbs_australia @nitv_au @sharkislandinstitute 

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When we tell stories of war, rarely do we talk about the wars fought on Australian soil. Across this continent, thousands of people lost their lives in the longest-running conflict in Australian history; the Frontier Wars. Arrernte and Kalkadoon woman and Director & Presenter Rachel Perkins journeys across the continent to explore the breadth of warfare, strategy, and forceful resistance that occurred.

The Australian Wars | Premieres September 21 at 7.30pm on SBS and NITV
Today is @ruokday 🖤 It's important to look after one another, because we're stronger together. Ask your mob, in your way, R U OK? If you're not ok, don't be shame to say. 

#RUOKDay #StrongerTogether
Today we celebrate the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. This year’s theme is “The Role of Indigenous Women in the Preservation and Transmission of Traditional Knowledge”. 

We want to take this moment to honour our matriarchs, who have played a vital role in continuing culture, standing strong for our mob and healing family and community to bring about a brighter future for our young people 🖤

📸 Pictured here is Alkina Edwards of @alkinascreations with her Mother and Aunties on Yorta Yorta country, for the Winyarr Collection in collaboration with #CultureIsLife and @wittnershoes

#WeAreIndigenous #IndigenousDay #IndigenousPeoplesDay #UNDRIP
Shelley Ware, Education Lead at Culture is Life, shares her reflections and highlights from Garma Festival 2022. View more in our story☝🏻☝🏿☝🏽


Getting to spend time with Josh one of my past students at Garma and seeing him glowing with joy on his Country was the best!

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