20 Apr 2021: Aboriginal Cultural Awareness and Understanding Workshop

Tuesday 20 April 2021
8:30 am – 12:30 pm AWST

Auspire – Australia Day Council WA with the support of Venue Partner CCIWA is presenting an Aboriginal Culture and Awareness workshop. Aboriginal Cultural Awareness is about having some knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal People’s histories, Values, Belief Systems, Experiences and Lifestyles. This workshop also explores the impact of colonisation and how this still play out today with our First Nations’ Peoples and mainstream Australia.

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.

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)

The session is facilitated by Kim Bridge who has over twenty years experience in the business and economic environment, particularly with Indigenous Australians. His strength is in understanding the complexities of social and economic development and facilitating a coordinated response to sustainable change. He sits on the boards of Curtin University Council, Transfield Services Indigenous Advisory Board, Reconciliation WA, and previously the West Australian Tourism Commission.

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

A tax invoice is provided for tax purposes.
This event is hosted by Auspire – Australia Day Council WA and proudly supported by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA (CCIWA).

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