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23 January 2023: Aboriginal Cultural Awareness Workshop

23 January 2023 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Auspire – Australia Day Council WA presents an Aboriginal Culture and Awareness workshop. Delivered by Noongar leader, Danny Ford OAM, this workshop explores Aboriginal People’s histories, values, belief systems, experiences and lifestyles. It also discusses the impacts of colonisation and how these still play out today with our First Peoples and mainstream Australia.

This session is a great entry level for those starting out their Aboriginal Cultural Competency journey. The session will assist participants with information and understanding that can improve communities and workplaces for both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people. Basic Aboriginal cultural awareness and understanding can facilitate real and lasting change through changed attitudes and behaviours at both a professional and personal level.

This session takes place in the lead-up to Australia Day. During this time, we encourage people to learn more about Australia’s true history. Australia Day begins with reflection, on our history and the 65,000 years of history and continuous culture that thrived on this land before European settlement. It is a day to acknowledge past wrongs while we show respect and celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples’ survival, resilience and enduring culture.

The session will cover the following material

  • Explore barriers between Aboriginal peoples and non-Indigenous Australians
  • Significant moments in history that have shaped the way Aboriginal Australians are today.
  • Cultural beliefs, customs and values and their role in Australian society.
  • Contemporary vs traditional lifestyles, connection to country, community and kinship systems.
  • The importance of self-determination and identity.

Key benefits and learning outcomes

  • Increase positive engagement
  • Minimise miscommunication
  • Improved confidence with awareness of cultural differences
  • Improved stakeholder relationships
  • Demonstrate your RAP policy in action (if relevant)

A tax invoice is provided for tax purposes.

Please note this workshop is authentic and as such may contain or allude to strong language that could be considered offensive to some participants.


23 January 2023
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Bishops See
Ground Floor Conference Centre, 235 St Georges Terrace
Perth, WA 6000 Australia
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