Aboriginal Cultural Awareness session in high demand
On Monday 25th November, Auspire- Australia Day Council WA held its first public event to provide Aboriginal Cultural knowledge and understanding to members of the public who signed up weeks in advance.
The first open to the public event was held with support of Reconciliation WA at the Constitutional Centre in West Perth. The main hall was at full capacity with over 80 people in attendance along with a substantial waitlist, which demonstrates the public is ready to gain knowledge and build their understanding of our true Aboriginal history and the impacts of colonisation, which still play out for Aboriginal peoples today.
The workshop was facilitated by respected and well-known Noongar man Mr. Danny Ford, who not only has strong connections to the wider Noongar Country and Aboriginal communities across Western Australia is also a trained teacher, social worker with over 30 years’ experience within the public sector across a range of departments including child protection, family support, housing, mental health and training.
“The group was highly engaged with no questions off-limits” said Auspire CEO, Morgen Lewis. “We reiterated at the very start that this is a safe forum, with the objective to provide insight and create capacity for relationship-building between aboriginal and non-aboriginal people.”
As well as several public sessions each year, Auspire is also offering Aboriginal Cultural Awareness and Knowledge sessions to corporates and Not for Profits, to build capacity in the workplace for stronger Aboriginal workforce engagement.
Auspire will be hosting another open to the public session on March 18, 2020. Registration is via Eventbrite.
If you or your organisation would like to explore sessions for your networks please enquire at [email protected]