Learning on Country
The Learning on Country (LOC) program is a culturally relevant school based Indigenous Ranger facilitated program aimed at linking Australian curriculum subjects with field based experiential learning and data collection.
It targets remote Indigenous students and disengaged young people eligible for enrolment.
The program is community driven and supported by well-established local governance arrangements that ensure communities guide and control program delivery and outcomes. Staff of the Caring for Country Branch are working closely with NT Department of Education and the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet to ensure program continuity and stability during the transitional period.
The LOC program is being delivered across nine project sites in the Top End of the NT and is run out of the NLC's Caring for Country branch:
- Laynhapuy Homelands
The Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Senator Nigel Scullion, announced in June 2018 that the Northern Land Council would deliver the Learning on Country Program.
Oct 11, 2019
A three-day Learning on Country forum took place in Darwin in September, involving more than 80 school principals, teachers, rangers and ranger coordinators, Learning on Country coordinators and Indigenous cultural advisors.
Sep 9, 2019
More than 80 school principals, teachers, rangers and ranger coordinators, Learning on Country coordinators and Indigenous cultural advisors came together for a three-day Learning on Country forum in Darwin this month.