Working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Families
13 Aug 2020
Connecting with Culture on Dja Dja Wurrung Country Video and Resource Kit is the result of the Voice of the Aboriginal Family Project and funded by the Department of Social Services (DSS) under the Families and Communities Programme. The Communities for Children initiative aims to deliver positive and sustainable outcomes for children and families in communities throughout Australia.
With a focus on local perspectives, Connecting with Culture on Dja Dja Wurrung Country aims to guide and support services to be welcoming and respectful to Aboriginal Families and engage meaningfully with Aboriginal Culture.
“It has been an incredible privilege to engage with the Aboriginal Community, and learn ways of providing respectful and welcoming services to families”
said Voice of the Aboriginal Family Project Worker Amanda Lonergan.
The 12 month project was undertaken in Bendigo and had support from the local Aboriginal Community, including Kerri Douglas a Dja Dja Wurrung and Bangerang Traditional Owner.
Kerri, who works as a Koorie Education Support Officer said
“I am pleased to support Connecting with Culture on Dja Dja Wurrung Country and encourage anyone who is working with Aboriginal families to take a look at the video and resource kit.”
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are advised that this video may contain images and voices of deceased persons.
The video is also available to view on indigiTUBE—a digital meeting place for First Nations people.
Contact and Photo Opportunity:
Voice of the Aboriginal Family Project Worker:
Amanda Lonergan 0438 486 953
Communities for Children Project Manager:
Melissa Rockes 0455 966 159
Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) 2016-2017
Noah’s Ark is committed to building stronger relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, communities and organisations and to providing respectful, responsive and culturally relevant services.View resource