Submission – Dr Aleryk Fricker

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Aleryk Fricker is an academic in Indigenous education whose research is founded on the principle that First Nations cultures are the oldest cultures in the world and that culture is not innate, it is something that is taught and learned.

This submission describes Aleryk’s exploration of his Dja Dja Wurrung connections, experiences at school and reflections on the current education system. The submission also includes a selection of papers that explore the various aspects of reform to the system that must be implemented if the outcomes of First Nations students are to be improved.

Date: 11 January 2024