Course Description

This article has been written by the editorial team at the Early Years Professional Development Centre to address thoughts and feelings about the terminology used in the content in this category - Aboriginal or Indigenous. We understand the power of words and respect the impact our chosen words can have. We review the history and context of commonly and previously used terms.

Dominion Learning Module

Course curriculum

  • 1

    What's In a Name? Time and Context

    • Introduction and Editorial Comment

    • What's in a Name?

    • How we Determine our Words at EYPDC

    • Early Peoples and Languages

    • Background and Context

    • Likely Origin of Use of the Term "Aboriginal"

    • Federal Government and Legal Context

    • An Indigenous Perspective

    • UN context

    • United Nations fact sheet on Indigenous

    • First Contact video series links