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Facilitated by Richard Frankland MA, this workshop addresses the lack of knowledge in relation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in Australia. It addresses the issue of the ‘cultural abyss’ which divides Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal cultures. It also enables participants to consider matters of culture, national identity and discrimination in ways they may not have previously done so.
The workshop-lecture program follows a series of questions directed to participants, general discussion and a brief insight into pre contact, contact and post contact Aboriginal and Islander Australia.
The workshop will be proceeded by a Smoking ceremony and Welcome to Country by N'arweet Carolyn Briggs, Boon Wurrung Foundation.
6.00 - 6.30pm: Smoking ceremony and Welcome to Country with N'arweet Carolyn Briggs, Boon Wurrung Foundation
6.30 - 8.30pm: Intro to Cross Cultural Awareness Workshop by Richard Frankland
Drinks and light supper provided to all participants.
Richard Frankland MA. Richard has worked on the frontline of Indigenous issues for the past 25 years and his projects encompass community capacity building ranging from organisation establishment, preventative violence workshops, healing circle establishment and cultural immersion programs.
Intro to Cross Cultural Awareness (CCA)
• An introduction to cross cultural awareness, a series of questions directed to participants, general discussion and a brief insight into pre contact, contact and post contact Aboriginal and Islander Australia.
Topics that will be discussed include:
• Cultural Meaning and Identity
• What is Cultural Safety?
• Forces For and Against Cultural Safety
• Reclaiming Cultural Safety
• Cultural Safety from the Inside
• Cultural Loads
• Cultural Platforms
Event strictly limited to 25 participants.