Some good articles/links – NAIDOC week

NAIDOC week poster by Elaine Chambers

(NAIDOC week poster by Elaine Chambers)

In recognition of NAIDOC week (a national celebration of the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples), this collection of weekend reading focuses on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families, communities and bloggers.

Practice implications:  Family and kinship from the Working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and their communities website – an overview of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and kinship structures and some implications for practice.

Strengths of Australian Aboriginal cultural practices in family life and child rearing by Shaun Lohoar, Nick Butera and Edita Kennedy via the Australian Institute of Family Studies – exploring some of the characteristics of traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural practices that contribute to effective family functioning, and how these practices can have positive effects on children and communities.

Strong and smart: The way forward for Indigenous boys by Chris Sarra via the Boys in School Bulletin –I was really inspired when I heard Chris speak about his experience as the principal at Cherbourg School (an Aboriginal community school). This speech provides a great overview. (It starts on page 6 of the PDF.)

Why I only preach to the converted by @Aboriginaloz Blog – a response to being criticised for only preaching to the converted on Twitter.

The object not the author by Sandy O’Sullivan – reflections on being made the object of a publication.

ABC Black Comedy: BLAKFORCE from ABC Indigenous – a short video clip from a very funny comedy show. “A sketch comedy show by Blackfellas…For everyone.” For more visit the Black Comedy wepage.

One from the vaults

Creating positive images of Aboriginal fathers

If you liked this post please follow my blog (top right-hand corner of the blog), and you might like to look at some of my recent posts:

  1. Previous weekend readings
  2. 9 principles for supporting families and communities
  3. Principle 1: Services will make building strong relationships with residents a high priority
  4. Principle 2: Services will be flexible and creative
  5. Strengths-based approaches to social change
  6. Song for Sunday – “Tennis Court” by Lorde
  7. Saturday quote – Evidence-based practice

About Graeme Stuart

Lecturer (Family Action Centre, Newcastle Uni), blogger (Sustaining Community), Alternatives to Violence Project facilitator, environmentalist, father. Passionate about families, community development, peace, sustainability.
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