Coming Up Wed 1:00 PM  AEST
Coming Up Live in 
Live
NITV Radio
SBS NITV RADIO

New programs seek to build effective cultural engagement with Aboriginal people

Bernadette Atkinson Source: KHT

The recently launched Building Aboriginal Cultural Competency programs seek to introduce the history of Victorian Aboriginal people, their culture and identity to create an awareness of Aboriginal communities today through understanding the past.

Building Aboriginal Cultural Competency programs are a new initiative of the Koorie Heritage Trust (KHT) and cater for organisations as well as individuals across Australia.

These programs are delivered by experienced facilitators who bring their own personal stories and experience to provide an insight and understanding of the complex issues about Aboriginal communities and what it means to be an Aboriginal person today.

Bernadette Atkinson belongs to the Wolithiga Clan, Yorta Yorta Nations and is one of Building Aboriginal Competency Programs facilitators.

She has over 30 years’ experience working in government, community and academic areas predominantly around Aboriginal education and cultural awareness.

To create a society that embraces diversity and inclusion, it is critical that truth telling, the history of colonisation and its impact on Aboriginal people is fully known.

In a conversation with NITV Radio, Bernadette Atkinson explained how the programs provide tools for effective cultural engagement with Aboriginal people in a respectful and meaningful way. “We do this through what we call effective cultural engagement," Bernadette Atkinson said.

"We believe it is done in a respectful and meaningful way, helping individuals and organisations build on foundations of awareness so they can then themselves establish meaningful relationships with Aboriginal individuals as well as communities.”

KHT website emphasises that to create a society that embraces diversity and inclusion, it is critical that truth telling, the history of colonisation and its impact on Aboriginal people is fully known.

Coming up next

# TITLE RELEASED TIME MORE
New programs seek to build effective cultural engagement with Aboriginal people 18/08/2020 17:43 ...
Canada swore in its 1st Indigenous Governor General to reconcile with colonial past 02/08/2021 04:12 ...
Ask Your Mob, Your Way, R U OK? 02/08/2021 11:05 ...
‘Stop it at the Start’ campaign to call out disrespect and encourage yarning about respect 02/08/2021 06:14 ...
Science & Technology Episode - 34 02/08/2021 14:47 ...
Cairns based Mainie fashion label reaches out to US luxury fashion market 30/07/2021 12:08 ...
The NITV Podcast - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander filmmakers represent at the Melbourne International Film Festival 29/07/2021 13:43 ...
TAFE NSW help Uncle's reclaim education 26/07/2021 10:21 ...
Science & Technology - Episode 33 26/07/2021 09:38 ...
'Ancestral Memories' with Artist Maree Clarke 23/07/2021 14:01 ...
View More