Tag Archives: Aboriginal Communities

Introducing ABCD in a workshop

At a recent workshop, we asked participants to read a story about an elderly Aboriginal woman living in a little camp with her dogs on the edge of town (Sanders 2011, p.9). After reading the story we invited them to … Continue reading

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Literature on engaging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities

30 September 2019 – I have created an updated list at https://sustainingcommunity.wordpress.com/2019/09/30/engaging-atsi-families-communities/. The following are various articles I’ve come across relating to working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities. Some of them directly relate to community engagement, are more … Continue reading

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Community engagement in Lockhart River

I recently came across an interesting show on Message Stick (a show on ABC TV) about a community engagement project in the Lockhart River. (You can  watch it here.) It is a great example of some of the challenges in … Continue reading

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NAIDOC Dreambox

This is a wonderful example of a simple community engagement strategy. The ABC has an initiative called Dreambox where they invite Indigenous Australians to share their dreams in a single photograph. At recent NAIDOC celebrations in Toronto last month, ABC … Continue reading

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Healing Foundation – Day 2&3

The Healing Foundation workshop is over. (You can read about day 1 here.) We probably didn’t get as much done on evaluation as was originally planned, but many stories about, and visions for, healing were shared. There were many inspiring … Continue reading

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Healing Foundation day 1

We’ve had the first day at the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Healing Foundation workshop. I find that at these types of events I work at two levels: as a participant and as an observer of the processes involved. There … Continue reading

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Working with Aboriginal communities

The Family Action Centre recently received 30 months funding from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Healing Foundation. The Nar-un-bah and Thou Walla Engaging Aboriginal Fathers Project will enhance the capacity of Aboriginal men who have current or future parenting … Continue reading

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