Miah Walker: Decolonising the education system

As a young Aboriginal woman, Miah Walker takes on any opportunity to learn more about her culture.

“In this class, I have enjoyed learning about the Stolen Generations the most because there’s so much emotion and history behind this topic and I’d just always found it very easy to focus when talking about this topic,” she said.

“I also really enjoyed learning about the Native Americans because we have such a similar culture to them despite them being on the other side of the world and I’ve always found that very fascinating.

“My project was a lecture on the education system and how many flaws surround it, as it is a westernised version.

“There is minimal cultural acceptance in schools, so my lecture was based on the issues surrounding that and also what my school could do to have a more culturally warm space for indigenous students.”