CULTURAL AWARENESS TRAININGProviding authentic education and tourism products and programs.
We offer full day, half day and introductory programs which can be modified to target the requirements specific to your workplace. We give the opportunity for questions to be asked throughout the program, allowing for target questions to be answered in a professional and culturally appropriate manner.
The Cultural Awareness program is designed and delivered by Aboriginal people giving participants a brief introduction and understanding of a traditional Aboriginal lifestyle. We discuss the cultural structures during and since colonisation and the impact this has had on our people.
Our presenter will share their story and give a brief history of Aboriginal lifestyles in present times.
We focus on giving an understanding of our culture, cultural responsibilities, family structures, connections, significance of culture, Aboriginal health, cultural sensitivity, intergenerational trauma and the impact society has had on Aboriginal people.
Participants will develop cultural sensitivity and interpersonal relationships to assist with Aboriginal employment and retention of Aboriginal people in the workplace. We also assist with implementing cultural sensitivity policies and procedures within the workplace.
Our centre provides culture activities which up to four can be included in the Corporate Cultural Awareness Program.
Guests in our Cultural Centre learn about the different language groups, lifestyle, protocols, song lines and connections using the Aboriginal Australia map.
Our centre has a range of artefacts, including the coolamon, emu caller, clap sticks, didgeridoo, spears, boomerangs and stone tools. Our culture presenters share their knowledge of how the artefacts are used, the production of these artefacts and their significance.
BUSH TUCKER WALK
Culture presenters take you through our centre’s bush tucker garden and explain the Aboriginal uses of the plants. We share our knowledge of the many different resources found in the environment.
Bush tucker catering can be included as part of your visit (bookings essential). You can sample traditional damper, wattle-seed pikelets with native jams, or a BBQ ‘bush tucker taste test’, offering the finest native game meat, such as kangaroo, crocodile and emu.
In this workshop visitors can experience the ancient art of boomerang throwing in our beautiful bush setting.
Our culture presenters will assist with throwing returning boomerangs and share their knowledge on the 9 different boomerangs we use in our area. They each have a specific purpose, some were used in ceremonies, music or trade. Others are used for traditional survival, like hunting and digging.
ABORIGINAL ART LESSON
Aboriginal art is an important part of Aboriginal culture and history. We use art to tell our stories, teaching and portraying an event through creative expression.
We discuss the different painting styles from areas across Australia, and explain the differences between each. Our Aboriginal artists will then assist you with designing and painting your personal story using traditional Aboriginal symbols.