Aboriginal Cultural Awareness & Understanding

Tue. 16 Jul, 2019 9:00am - 1:00pm AWST
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In recognition of Naidoc Week, CCIWA members are offered to participate at no charge in an informative and interactive half day workshop to learn about Aboriginal culture and understand the impacts of colonisation that still play out today with our first peoples and mainstream Australia. 

Presented in collaboration with Auspire - Australia Day Council WA, this workshop will assist participants and their businesses with information and understanding that can improve lives 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 workshop will cover off the following areas:

  • The knowledge gap - a critical barrier that remains between Aboriginal peoples and non-Indigenous Australians

  • Intergenerational trauma - what is it and is it real?

  • Cultural values and their role in mainstream Australian society

  • Connection to country, community and kinship (family structures)

  • The importance of self-determination and identity

Facilitator: Danny Ford

Mr Danny Ford is a Noongar man and a traditional custodian of Whadjuk Country, with connections to the wider Noongar Country and Aboriginal communities across Western Australia.

He is a qualified teacher and social worker and has considerable public sector experience after almost 30 years across a range of departments, including child protection, family support, housing, mental health and training. Danny has an empathetic and engaging leadership style and a track record of providing cultural awareness training, indigenous engagement advice and business services. He also sits on the boards of the Polly Farmer Foundation, Clontarf Foundation and the Wungening Aboriginal Corporation. 

About Auspire ADCWA:

Auspire - The Australia Day Council WA is an independent, not-for-profit organisation founded in 1977 and a member of the National Australia Day Council Network. Auspire is a registered charity working towards a vision for Australia to be the most socially and culturally inclusive country in the world, where everyone feels a deep sense of belonging and desire to contribute. It develops and delivers capacity building programs and initiatives for individuals, schools and communities that recognise, inspire and encourage active citizenship and participation that builds resilience and strength in communities. 

Event Details:

Date: Tuesday, 16 July 2019

Time: Registrations from 8.45am, Workshop from 9.00am - 1.00pm

Venue: CCI Function Centre, 180 Hay Street East Perth 6004 WA

For any queries, please contact the CCI Events Team:

E: [email protected]

T: (08) 9365 7500


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CCIWA Function Centre 180 Hay Street
East Perth, WA 6004