Elders and Community Collaboration on the Honey Ant Readers
Many members of the Indigenous community - Elders, adults, children and teachers have contributed to the making of the Honey Ant Readers over the years.
The adults telling their stories wanted them to be used in the series to help their children to learn to read. These were to be books they could relate to, feel drawn to and read with ease and enjoy. All Honey Ant Readers' stories and illustrations are approved by Elders before being printed.
Below are some of the wonderful people who have helped the HARs, and continue to contribute to HAR materials - including the translations. Together we produce culturally appropriate resources to help their children learn to read.
Margaret Kemarre Turner OAM is a highly respected senior Arrernte Elder, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, author, artist and traditional teacher. She is a great supporter of the HARs, and offers advice to Margaret James while she is developin…Read Full Biography
Benedict Kngwarraye Stevens is a respected Central Arrernte Elder, interpreter and translator. He offers cultural and language advice to Margaret James in the development of new resources, and for professional development workshops, sometimes accompany…Read Full Biography