Cultural Competency

Welcome to Country and Acknowledgement of Country. 

Do you wonder why we have Welcome to Country ceremonies, and what the difference is between Welcome to Country and Acknowledgement of Country?

The Destination WA website has a great little video which gives a simple explanation from a Whajuk Noongar (Perth, Fremantle and surrounds) perspective.  Watch it here: 

Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority provides a more detailed explanation here:

Useful Resource List:

Cultural Competence and Inclusion –  Finding Resources

Websites:

Noongar Culture –  South West Land and Sea Council

Australian Institute of Family Studies Publication:

The Strengths of Australian Aboriginal Cultural Practices in Family Life and Child Rearing  

AIFS Infographic – The Strengths of Australian Aboriginal Cultural Practices

Cultural Resources

Connecting Early Years Networks

Early Years Network Guide to Working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities

This guide has been prepared to support early years programs to work more closely with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

You can find more about the Early Years Network here and subscribe to their newsletter.  https://eyn.dropin.org.au/

EYN Guide to working with Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Communities