Country, Culture, People, Future

Cultural Awareness

“Cultural Protocols in our Town” – Town of Port Hedland

Posted: April 17th, 2014

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The Town of Port Hedland welcomes all members of the community to attend the forum held on “Cultural Protocols in our Town”.

Discussions will center around cultural awareness, protocols in the Town and developing solutions to better integrate the community.

The forum aims to provide a platform for community members, agencies, Council officers and local businesses to make connections, share ideas, resolve issues and celebrate community achievements.

Forum Topic: Cultural Protocols in our Town
Date: Monday 26 May 2014
Time: 9.30am – 1pm
Place: Lotteries House, Leake Street, South Hedland

If you would like to attend email  eacd@porthedland.wa.gov.au to RSVP.

New YMAC publication offers cultural advice

Posted: August 14th, 2012

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YMAC has today launched a Cultural Advice booklet for people working with Aboriginal people in the Midwest or Pilbara regions of WA. The booklet was produced with the advice and guidance of Traditional Owners, to give a short summary of cultural protocols people should be aware of. “Each of the native title claim groups we represents has their own unique culture, but this guide has been designed to give broad advice for meetings and on-country visits. Non-Indigenous people from the private sector or government often come to do business with Traditional Owners and ask for advice on protocols. This guide serves as a good starting point,” said YMAC CEO Simon Hawkins. Download a pdf version from YMAC’s website here, or email srosenfeld@ymac.org.au if you would like to receive a hard copy.

Learning about country and culture

Posted: August 22nd, 2010

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This month, YMAC staff and Directors participated in cultural awareness training at 80 Mile Beach on Nyangumarta country. Staff were taken by the Nyangumarta people to visit sites fo significance, to fish and hunt traditional foods. Nights around the campfire were spent listening to dreamtime stories, learning traditional dances and hearing about the Aboriginal kinship system. Damper making and hunting turkey were favourite activities resulting in tasty camp cook-ups. Thanks to the Nyangumarta people for the wonderful experiences and memories of the trip.