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Assessment Resource Centre (ARC)

  1. Years 9-10
  2. Aboriginal Studies
  3. Activities
  4. Research a One-Page Report on an Aboriginal Organisation
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Research a One-Page Report on an Aboriginal Organisation

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Description of activity

Students will use previous research about Aboriginal organisations to explain the reasons for the establishment, structure and role of one Aboriginal organisation.

The students will then develop a one-page summary on the role of the chosen Aboriginal organisation outlining its importance in the struggle towards autonomy.

This activity should take about one week for research and presentation.

Students will be assessed on the written summary according to the criteria and guidelines.


This activity is found in the unit of work Aboriginal Organisations in the Post-invasion Context. This activity is an introductory exercise which will allow the students to become familiar with some of the issues and themes in Option 1: Aboriginal Enterprises and Organisations. This activity fits into Weeks 4-6 and focuses on the establishment of early Aboriginal organisations and the types of Aboriginal organisations which now exist.


A student:

5.5 explains the importance of families and communities to Aboriginal Peoples

5.6 explains the importance of self-determination and autonomy to all aspects of Aboriginal Peoples’ participation nationally and internationally

5.10 independently identifies and applies appropriate community consultation protocols and ethical research practices to gather and interpret data

5.11 independently uses a range of research techniques and technologies to locate, select, organise and communicate information and findings

Criteria for assessing learning

(These criteria would normally be communicated to students with the activity.)

Students will be assessed on their ability to:

  • effectively present the research on the Aboriginal organisation in written form, using appropriate terms and concepts
  • demonstrate an understanding of the impact of the organisation upon Aboriginal People and their struggle for autonomy
  • use ethical research practices and apply appropriate community consultation protocols in their contact with the local community
  • draw on a wide range of resources including the local community.

Link to Working with Aboriginal Communities: A Guide to Community Consultation and Protocols:

Link to Aboriginal Studies Years 7-10 Syllabus glossary:

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