13th August, 2023 @ 12:00 am
13/08/2023 - 19/08/2023 - All Day
The 2023 East Arnhem Land Aboriginal Immersion Program is from 13-19 August. This successful program is in its fourth year and is offered in partnership with Culture College and the Association of Independent Schools NSW.
The Aboriginal Cultural Immersion Program aims to bring together current and aspiring School Leaders and educators to experience first-hand the uniqueness of Aboriginal culture.
This program will provide opportunities to deepen your understanding of Australia’s First Peoples, the oldest living cultures in the world. This will empower you to lead with greater insight the reconciliation initiatives in your community and broaden your understanding of the ways that First Nations’ perspectives can be integrated into teaching and learning.
Significantly, the program contributes to providing the Yolngu people of East Arnhem Land with an economically sustainable way of maintaining their culture on their Homelands and builds true reconciliation through two-way learning.
This opportunity is open to all educators in SA independent schools. Schools are welcome to extend this invitation to a small number of secondary students.
Accommodation and Activities
The Aboriginal Cultural Immersion Program will have participants engaging in a range of hands-on activities which will include some of the following: Yolngu language lessons, kinship structures, basket weaving, bush tucker and bush medicines, making fire, making traditional paint from clay, traditional dancing, fishing and making jewellery. Please refer to the Itinerary for detailed information.
For further information, please contact Kate Mount.
Audience: school leaders and educators.
Delivery mode: face to face, Nhulunbuy Region, East Arnhem Land
Facilitated by Culture College