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Welcome to My Country

Welcome to My Country

By Mazenod College

A discussion with Mazenod's Aboriginal students on what NAIDOC week means to them, their boarding life, mentors, Country and Mob. The boys bring their culture to the forefront at Mazenod and speak openly and honestly about past, present and future. Explore the world through their eyes, experiences and their own voice.
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Welcome to My Country with Stephen Midd
Welcome to My Country with Stephen Midd
As Mazenod celebrates Aboriginal Education and NAIDOC 2021, Stephen speaks openly and honestly about  Country, his time at Mazenod, life at home and the challenges that he faces away from Country. Come and  explore Aboriginal culture, particularly hunting, totems, languages groups and Country through Stephen's eyes and experiences. To listen to Stephen is to learn about his people and his role in continuing his culture and traditions. 
18:57
September 15, 2021
Talking about Pedagogy and Welcome to My Country. Culturally responsive pedagogies with Ryan Shelton and Beth Murphy
Talking about Pedagogy and Welcome to My Country. Culturally responsive pedagogies with Ryan Shelton and Beth Murphy
Welcome to My Country has attracted attention across the Catholic sector and in fact across the globe, particularly with its nomination for the Quality Catholic Education Awards. This episode is a collaboration/ cross podcast (Mazza Cross) with Deputy Principal Ryan Shelton from Holy Cross College. Ryan's podcast is about the art and science of teaching, where he interviews excellent educational practitioners about the best pedagogical practices and has taken great interest in culturally responsive pedagogies. You can find more of Ryan's amazing podcasts here
26:51
September 09, 2021
Welcome to My Country with Principal Andrew Watson
Welcome to My Country with Principal Andrew Watson
Principal of Mazenod, Andrew Watson talks through what it means to lead a culturally diverse college. Andrew discusses the development of his own understanding of  Aboriginal history, culture and community, whilst highlighting the key partnership between Mazenod’s Aboriginal families and the wider community.
15:19
August 24, 2021
Welcome to My Country with Brad Gardner
Welcome to My Country with Brad Gardner
As Mazenod continues to celebrate NAIDOC 2021, Aboriginal Education Officer and Head of Year 10 Brad Gardner speaks about how the College supports students who come to Mazenod from Country, and how the College aims to provide outstanding Aboriginal education, through student voice and agency. 
17:18
August 09, 2021
Welcome to My Country with Aaron Haji-Ali
Welcome to My Country with Aaron Haji-Ali
Mazenod  continues to celebrate NAIDOC 2021 and provide opportunities for students to learn about and value Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and knowledge. Join Aboriginal Teaching Assistant Aaron Haji-Ali  who is of Yawuru people, traditional owners of the lands and waters in and around Rubibi (the town of Broome) from Bangarangara to the yalimban (south) to Wirrjinmirr (Willie Creek) to the guniyan (north), and banu (east) covering Roebuck Plains and Thangoo pastoral leases, in the Kimberley region of northern Western Australia. Aaron discusses his experiences of his time in secondary schooling, how he works and supports Mazenod's Aboriginal students as well as his hopes for Aboriginal students and their education. 
17:10
July 31, 2021
Welcome to My Country with Larz Trust
Welcome to My Country with Larz Trust
As Mazenod celebrates NAIDOC 2021, Larz speaks openly and honestly about NAIDOC, Country, his time at Mazenod and life at home. Come and  explore Aboriginal culture, particularly ceremonial dance and Country through Larz's eyes and experiences. Enjoy listening as this young man gives his own voice to his story and the stories of his ancestors, the world's oldest continuous living culture.
13:12
June 30, 2021
Welcome to my Country with Aaron Trust
Welcome to my Country with Aaron Trust
As Mazenod celebrates NAIDOC 2021, Aaron explains just what NAIDOC week and celebrating his culture means to him, and what he hopes to leave as a legacy to Mazenod College. Come and experience Aboriginal culture through Aaron's eyes, experiences and listen as he gives his own voice to his story.
13:41
June 28, 2021
Welcome to My Country with Keegan Victor
Welcome to My Country with Keegan Victor
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As Mazenod celebrates NAIDOC 2021 Keegan explains the joy he takes in discussing and educating others on First Nations' cultural knowledge and understanding, through his eyes, experiences and gives his own voice to his story.
11:35
June 24, 2021