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Aboriginal Cultural Awareness Workshop

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TERPIMA YAKA (to listen, to learn)

Providing participants with the foundations required to work more effectively with Aboriginal people.

This 1-day course is designed to build on people’s skills in providing services to Aboriginal people in ways that respect and support the diversity of Aboriginal cultures, and value the strengths in Aboriginal individuals, families and communities.

Course topics include:

  • Aboriginal cultures, nations & protocols, family & kinship systems
  • Discrimination, myths & stereotypes
  • The impact of colonisation and its effect on contemporary Aboriginal peoples
  • Current statistics regarding Aboriginal people
  • Aboriginal identity and how to improve communication

This interactive workshop is conducted in a culturally safe and non-judgemental environment where participants are encouraged to question freely and with respect.

About the facilitator:

Felicity (Flic) Ryan is a Wadi Wadi woman and her mother’s family are freshwater people from the mallee area of Victoria, specifically around the Murray River (Miilu). She also has strong family connections to the Wemba Wemba and Yorta Yorta people around this region. Flic’s father is of Scottish background and his family hail from the area below Glasgow in the central lowlands.

Flic spent 13 years working within both State and Local Government areas and her previous roles include Women and Children’s Refuge Worker, Child Protection Officer, Community Development Officer, HIV Care and Support Officer and Sexual Health Worker.

Please note: This workshop is provided at no cost to NADA members. It does not cover travel or accommodation costs or any other out of pocket expenses. NADA will allocate tickets to ensure a fair distribution to member services. If you have been allocated a ticket, you will be notified prior to the event.

For more information about the workshop, please contact Egbert at NADA.

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