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Our Story Our Practice - ECW members pay only $100
Sat. 25 March 2017, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm AEST
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Our Story Our Practice
April is a proud descendant from the Noonuccal people of the Quandamooka nation. She will share with you thinking and practices that will support you to gain a deeper and more meaningful understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of belonging, being and becoming that can easily be embedded into your program.
April will work with you to understand the purpose and meaning behind an Acknowledgement and welcome to country. You will work with April to develop an Acknowledgement to country that is respectful and unique to your service and to your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families. You will discover ways to embed your Acknowledgement into your programs in ways that are both authentic and meaningful.
You will spend time grinding ochre for printing and you will create stories with rock, sand and symbols while discovering the significance of story to Aboriginal ways of being and explore ways for you to take this knowledge and skill back to your service to create meaningful stories with your children and families. To encourage and support more inclusive and respectful relations with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
The afternoon will be spent recognising our Torres Strait Islander people through music and dance and by participating in the tradition of weaving grass skirts.
April is a proud descendant from the Noonuccal people of the Quandamooka nation from North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah) who was born in Brisbane.
April is a very keen and passionate cultural educator in sharing and educating the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures with others. She believes in keep the spirit alive of these two rich cultures; we need to educate the children of today, parents, families, educators and other fellow Australians. April intends to connect, share her knowledge, deep respect and passion with you, so you too can feel, understand, respect and embed the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives into your services. Her vision is for justice and equality in humanity.
April has been fortunate enough to be working for Sue Inglis for a number of years at Pelican Waters Golden Beach Kindergarten embedding cultural perspectives after she embarked travelling globally with an Indigenous performing company teaching children about these two rich cultures through song and dance. April has recently been embedding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives and reaching out to services across South-East QLD on Action Research Project focused on “Standing up for a Natural Childhood”.