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Webinar: Using 8 Aboriginal Ways to swim this river together

Date: 07-10-2022 10:00:00

When Friday 7 October 2022, 10am - 12pm.
Where Online

This webinar explores how Aboriginal ways of knowing, being, and doing can be valuable and practical tools to support mainstream health services. The 8 Aboriginal Ways of Learning framework uses Aboriginal pedagogies to shape an individual’s thinking and approach to support their journey toward being a culturally safe and responsive service.

The 8 Aboriginal Ways of Learning is a way of working that extends beyond cultural awareness, sensitivity, and responsiveness. It’s about relating and responding holistically to people, land, culture, language, and spirit. It is a way to develop relationally responsive practice in the way you work with Aboriginal people and communities.

From a healthcare context, the 8 Ways framework has the potential to improve access of Aboriginal peoples to mainstream healthcare by improving the approachability, acceptability, and appropriateness of healthcare services. This approach was practical, feasible, and fun and increased the number of culturally skilled and motivated staff who can collaborate and engage with Aboriginal people. The introduction of Aboriginal cultural processes and teaching practices were welcomed by mainstream healthcare workers as they provided scaffolding and support to plan and work in new ways. 

Related links:

ACI Codesign tool kit

Building cultural responsiveness in a mainstream health organisation with ‘8 Aboriginal Ways of Learning’: a participatory action research study


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