How to Support the Cultural Identity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students
Clea North is a proud Aboriginal woman and descendent of the Mithaka and Gunngari people of south-west Queensland.
Clea, an Education Consultant for Life Without Barriers, advocates for children and young people living in out-of-home care and collaborates with schools to support trauma informed and culturally responsive practices.
In this webinar, Clea will explore the key focus areas to support the cultural identity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and provide you with practical tools, strategies and testimonials of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people working in education.
Within Australia, there are two distinct First Nation cultures: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students are from the oldest living culture in the world. When an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student enters education, they bring a specific connection to the sacred spirit of this country, a connection which should be acknowledged, celebrated, and shared. An Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student’s identity, culture and language comes from a connection with their family and their relationship with the land and sea and their people.
Historical widespread destruction to the uniqueness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia has occurred as the result of colonisation. Generational trauma, loss of culture, land, and identity has displaced several generations. With every new generation our Dreamtime stories, kinship systems, language, cultural practices, values and beliefs are being restored to life, with this comes a new level of consciousness and truth telling. All Australians belong to this reclaiming and revitalisation.
Please note: This webinar will be presented at 3:30 pm AEST. Check the start time for your location, to avoid disappointment.