Our volunteers, staff and supporters have compiled this list of books, podcasts, activists and more from Australia and beyond to support anti-racism self education. If you have a suggestion to add to this resource, email firstname.lastname@example.org
A number of protests took place over the weekend of the 6th June 2020. We will continue to update this section of the resource list with upcoming protests around the country.
- Adam Goodes Instagram: @adamroy37
- Amy McQuire Instagram: @amymcquire_ Twitter: @amymcquire
- Aretha Brown Instagram: @_enterthedragon_
- Celeste Liddle Facebook: @blackfeministranter Twitter: @Utopiana
- Charlotte Allingham Instagram: @Coffinbirth
- Democracy in Colour Facebook: @DemocracyInColour Instagram: @democracyincolour
- Feminism & decolonisation Facebook: @FeminismAndDecolonisation
- Justice for Tanya Day Facebook: @Justicefortanyaday Instagram: @justicefortanyaday
- Koorie Women Mean Business Facebook: @KoorieWomenMeanBusiness Twitter: @_KWMB
- Magabala Books Facebook: @magabalabooks Instagram: @magabalabooks
- Nayuka Gorrie Twitter: @NayukaGorrie
- Rachael Sarra Instagram: @sar.ra__
- Ruby Wharton Twitter: @Ruby_wharton
- Seed Mob Instagram: @seedmob
- Southasians4blacklives Instagram: @Southasians4blacklives
- Tiddas4Tiddas Facebook: @tiddas4tiddas Instagram: @tiddas4tiddas Twitter: @tiddas4tiddas
- Tarneen Onus-Williams Twitter: @Tarneen
- Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance Facebook: @WARcollective Instagram: @warrevolt
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Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW + ACT)
Legal services in NSW and the ACT.
Aboriginal Literacy Foundation
Seeks to transform the lives of Indigenous children by focusing on literacy and numeracy education.
Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement (SA)
Legal Services SA.
Aboriginal Legal Service of Western Australia
Legal Services WA.
ANTar (NSW based with affiliates across the country)
Grassroots movement of Australians in support of justice, rights and respect for Australia’s First Peoples. Independent, Non Partisan.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service (QLD)
Legal Services QLD
Awabakal LTD (NSW)
Community wellbeing services for the Aboriginal community in the Hunter NSW Region.
National NFP advocacy platform and touchpoint for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBQTI peoples — 100% Indigenous owned and operated.
Curated resources, petitions, causes and more that need support.
Bularri Muurlay Nyanggan Aboriginal Corporation (NSW)
Education, language and employment services for community.
Cathy Freeman Foundation
Delivers education programs to 1600 Indigenous children and their families from four of the most remote communities in Australia.
Change the Record
Addresses the root causes of Indigenous incarceration and works to prevent imprisonment. Currently matching donations.
Children’s Ground (VIC + NT)
Children’s Ground focuses on long-term change, working with each child, each family and each community, so that children learn, grow and thrive in communities that celebrate cultural, social and economic wellbeing.
Works with people that have been impacted by the justice system or child protection services.
Djab Wurrung Embassy (VIC)
Sacred birthing trees on Djap Wurrung country need protecting.
Djirra provides culturally safe and holistic support and specialist family violence legal assistance and representation.
Elizabeth Morgan House Aboriginal Women’s Service Inc (VIC)
Elizabeth Morgan House provides a range of support to Aboriginal women and children experiencing family violence from crisis through to recovery programs.
A fundraising campaign to support the release of Aboriginal women in Western Australia who have been imprisoned if they do not have the capacity to pay a fine.
Gippsland Lakes Complete Health Aboriginal Services (VIC)
Holistic health and community-based services.
Grandmothers Against Removals
Grandmothers Against Removals (GMAR) is a grassroots group led by Aboriginal grandmothers. GMAR has been fighting the ongoing Stolen Generations all around Australia since 2014.
Gunditjmara Aboriginal Cooperative (VIC)
An independent community based not-for-profit Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation providing holistic health and community-based services in the Warrnambool and surrounding areas.
Addresses the intergenerational trauma of colonisation and child removal.
Indigenous Literacy Foundation
Gifts thousands of new culturally appropriate books (with a focus on early literacy and first language) and runs programs to inspire communities to tell and publish their own stories.
Indigenous Social Justice Association (ISJA) Melbourne (VIC)
Works to end Indigenous deaths in custody in Melbourne.
Justice for David Dungay Fund
Support for David Dungay, a 26-year-old Dunghutti man, who died in custody due to police violence in November 2015.
Justice for Tanya Day
Support for the family of Yorta Yorta woman, mother, grandmother and activist Aunty Tanya Day who died in custody by mistreatment from Victoria Police in December 2017.
Justice For Yuendumu
Support for Kumanjayi Walker, shot by police three times in his home in November 2019.
Kabululangu Aboriginal Women’s Law and Culture Centre
One of the most remote women’s centres in Australia, and a key provider of Aboriginal Women’s Law and Culture – ancient Indigenous philosophy, ceremonies and practice.
Kimberley Stolen Generations Aboriginal Corporation (WA)
KSGAC provides a Link-Up Service for Indigenous people who have lost touch with their families; preserves history and culture; supports access to counselling and redress; conducts healing art projects.
Link Up (QLD)
Link Up Queensland find and bring together families of the Stolen Generation.
Link Up (NSW)
Link-Up (NSW) supports the healing journeys of those removed; delivering professional, culturally sensitive and confidential research, reunions and Social, Emotional and Wellbeing services to those over the age of eighteen.
Link Up (VIC)
Provides a support service to the Stolen Generations to find their family and for family to find members who are Stolen Generations.
Legal Services in the Northern Territory.
National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders Alliance
Representing over 180 women’s organisations from across Australia and bringing forward the views, voices and issues of Australian women and, in particular, women from marginalised and disadvantaged groups.
Northern Territory Stolen Generations Aboriginal Corp
Northern Territory Stolen Generations Aboriginal Corporation was formally incorporated in 1998 to respond directly to the needs and concerns of members of the Stolen Generations, their families and communities.
NPY Women’s Council (NT)
NPY Women’s Council is an Anangu led organisation that delivers heath, social and cultural services in the Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (NPY) region of Central Australia.
Nunkuwarrin Yunti of South Australia Inc.
Nunkuwarrin Yunti of South Australia was initiated in the 1960s by the late Mrs Gladys Elphick, who founded the Council of Aboriginal Women of SA, one of the first Aboriginal organisations in South Australia. NYSA delivers community centred health initiatives in South Australia.
Oonah Belonging Place (VIC)
Purpose-designed ‘Belonging Place’ for the Healesville Indigenous community and supporting service providers, which also reflects strong cultural elements of the community.
A community-focused organisation that aims to build the power of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples through collective action.
An Aboriginal-led, not-for-profit organisation whose purpose is to drive game-changing approaches to Aboriginal business, employment, education, health and wellbeing.
Pay The Rent
Pay The Rent scheme, encouraging individuals to right past wrongs by committing 1% of their income to First Nations people.
Indigenous Youth Climate Network working for a just and sustainable future with strong cultures and communities, powered by renewable energy.
Sisters Inside (QLD)
Advocates for the collective human rights of women and girls in prison and provides services to address their individual needs.
Stop Black Deaths in Custody
Go Fund Me organised by the Roxanne Moore to stop black deaths in custody in Australia.
A website directory of Indigenous businesses.
Legal Services in Tasmania.
Tangentyere Family Violence Prevention Program (NT)
The Tangentyere Family Violence Prevention Program (TFVPP) is committed to working within the integrated response to Family Violence to prevent Family Violence in our Town Camps and in the wider Alice Springs community.
Provides referrals, advice/information, duty work or case work assistance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the State of Victoria.
Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance (WAR)
A collective of young Aboriginal people committed to the cause of decolonisation and the philosophy of Aboriginal nationalism – resistance and revival.
Weenthunga Health Network (VIC)
A network of Victorians in all health roles who want to make a difference in Indigenous health.
Wirring Baiya (NSW)
Provides women from the Sydney region with legal support.
Leads the provision of education and employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians by working together to empower and build capacity amongst individuals, their families and their communities.
Aboriginal cultural heritage work, cultural & educational services and land management.
Indigenous Children’s Education
Yorgum Aboriginal Corporation (WA)
Holistic responses to family violence and sexual abuse, such as counselling and other services. Also provides a Link-Up Service to the Metropolitan region and the Murchison, Goldfields, South East, Wheatbelt and Pilbara regions.
US organisations to support and donate to:
- 3KND interview with Leanne Miller, Executive Director of Koorie Women Mean Business
- Always was, always will be our stories
- Bobo & Flex
- Bird’s Eye View
- Curtain The Podcast
- Late Night Live ‘The Uluru Statement three years on?’ Guest speaker Thomas Mayor Author and National Indigenous Officer, Maritime Union Australia
- Not Racist, But…
- Pretty for an Aboriginal
- Seeing White
- Take It Blak
- The Road to the Ballot Box with Tarneen Onus Williams, Lidia Thorpe and Clare Wright
- Tiddas 4 Tiddas
- White Tears Brown Scars with author Ruby Hamad on her books
Books for kids
- Fair Skin Black Fella Renee Fogorty
- My Place for Younger Readers Sally Morgan
- Sister Heart Sally Morgan
- Sorry Day Coral Vass
- Stolen Girl Trina Saffioti & Norma MacDonald
- Welcome to Country Aunty Joy Murphy and Lisa Kennedy
- Why I Love Australia Bronwyn Bancroft
- Willy-willy Wagtail (Tales from the Bush Mob) Helen Milroy
- Young Dark Emu Bruce Pascoe
Other resources for kids
Books for adults
- Black is the New White Nakkiah Lui
- Blacklines: contemporary critical writing by Indigenous Australians Michele Grossman, coordinating editor
- Dark Emu Bruce Pascoe
- Decolonizing solidarity: Dilemmas and Directions for Supporters of Indigenous Struggles Clare Land with foreword from Gary Foley
- Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia Anita Heiss, editor
- Growing Up African in Australia Maxine Beneba Clarke, editor
- Heat and Light Ellen van Neerven
- Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women White Feminists Forgot Mikki Kendall
- Just Mercy Bryan Stevenson
- Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor Layla F Saad
- My Australian Story: Who Am I Anita Heiss
- My Place Sally Morgan
- Orphaned by the Colour of My Skin: A Stolen Generation Story Mary Terszak
- Sand Talk Tyson Yunkaporta
- Talkin’ Up to the White Woman Aileen Moreton-Robinson
- Tell Me Why: The Story of My Life and Music Archie Roach
- Terra Nullius Clare G. Coleman
- The Drover’s Wife Leah Purcell
- The White Girl Tony Birch
- Thick Essay collection by Tressie McMillan Cottom
- Too Much Lip Melissa Lucashenko
- White tears, Brown Scars Ruby Hamad
- Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race Reni Eddo-Lodge
- Why warriors lie down & die: towards an understanding of why the Aboriginal people of Arnhem Land face the greatest crisis in health and education since European contact Richard Trugden
- Why Weren’t We Told Henry Reynolds
- Women, Race & Class Angela Davis
For further reading suggestions, Readings Bookstore has published a list of books that unpack white supremacy.
Statements, speeches and reports
- Bringing Them Home Report
- June Oscar AO on the anniversary of the Statement From the Heart
- Uluru Statement From the Heart
Recent articles and opinion pieces
- ‘Australia still turns a blind eye to Aboriginal people dying in police custody’, Celeste Liddle, the Guardian, 2 June 2020
- ‘Deaths in our backyard’: 432 Indigenous Australians have died in custody since 1991′, Lorena Allam, the Guardian, 1 June 2020
- ‘We must bear witness to black deaths in our own country’, Amy McGuire, Substack, 30 May 2020
- ‘A White Damsel Leveraged Racial Power and Failed’, Ruby Hamad, New York Times, 27 May 2020
- ‘June Oscar’s 2020 vision: Reaching our potential as a nation begins with truth telling’, June Oscar, the Guardian, 31 January 2020
- Interactive: Deaths Inside – Indigenous deaths in custody since 2019
For more articles and reports, visit Indigenous X
Indigenous X uses the alternative media space and unique characteristics of the Internet to renegotiate the representation of Indigenous voices.
- Coming to Terms With Racism’s Inertia: Ancestral Accountability Rachel Cargle
Justice in an Era of Mass Imprisonment Bryan Stevenson
- The Australian Dream (2019) directed by Daniel Gordon
- Final Quarter (2019) directed by Ian Darling
- First Australians (2008) directed by Rachel Perkins
- In My Blood It Runs (2019) directed by Maya Newell
- Mabo — Life of an Island Man (1997) directed by Trevor Graham
- The Beach (2020) directed by Warwick Thornton
- Brown Paper Bag (2016) directed by Jon Staley
- Jedda (1955) directed by Charles Chauvel
- Mabo (2012) directed by Rachel Perkins
- Rabbit Proof Fence (2002) directed by Phillip Noyce
- Samson and Delilah (2009) directed by Warwick Thornton
- Ten Canoes (2006) directed by Rolf de Heer, Peter Djigirr
- Just Mercy (2019) directed by Destin Daniel Cretton
Anti-racist resources for white people (50+ recommendations of films, books, organisations, and other resources) compiled by Sarah Sophie Flicker and Alyssa Klein
How Non-Indigenous Australians Can Show Solidarity With First Nations Australians (links, resources, articles and more) compiled by email@example.com
This list is not a definitive resource, it is merely a starting point for self education. Further suggestions are encouraged and welcomed. Email firstname.lastname@example.org