Liz Cameron
Indigenous perspective – housing
and accommodation
Student
Identity misconceptions
Identity makes us strong
Identity
• Value in identifying as Indigenous
• Scholarships
• Work based experience – Career Trackers
• Linking to Indige...
Identity = education
Culture – Primary school
activities
Positive strength of expressing
culture
Flash Mob
Culture - Community
Involvement
WAAP
Inviting Indigenous visitors
Katherine Elders visit Centre
Garma
Northern
Territory
experience
Cultural Days
Basket weaving
Mentoring as Identity
Mentoring programs
• Inviting recognised
Indigenous public figures to
speak – tell their stories
• N...
Education
• Few – parent, older sibling – experience
university
• Low understanding –study (time)
• Additional support ITA...
Health
• High proportion – health issues –
diabetes, hearing problems, mental/social
health - Accommodation – focus specia...
Indigenous spiritualism
• Spiritual issues
• Being Sung
• Men and women's business
• Skin/Kin ship system – complications
...
Avoidance and Shame
Traditional practice - turning your back
• Shame – standing out in public
- Public speaking
- Winning ...
Elder in Residence
• Auntie Elaine Chapman – Nominated
Elder of the Year @ Macquarie
University
• Other Universities –cont...
Yarning circles
• Raise student issues in safe place
• Improve conflict resolutions
• Increase student participation
• Edu...
Is your environment culturally
welcome?
• Aboriginal / Torres Strait Islander flags
• Indigenous artwork
• Men/women separ...
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Liz Cameron

  1. 1. Liz Cameron Indigenous perspective – housing and accommodation
  2. 2. Student
  3. 3. Identity misconceptions
  4. 4. Identity makes us strong
  5. 5. Identity • Value in identifying as Indigenous • Scholarships • Work based experience – Career Trackers • Linking to Indigenous Centres – ITAS, activities • Problems with Identifying – paperwork/whiteness
  6. 6. Identity = education
  7. 7. Culture – Primary school activities
  8. 8. Positive strength of expressing culture
  9. 9. Flash Mob
  10. 10. Culture - Community Involvement
  11. 11. WAAP
  12. 12. Inviting Indigenous visitors
  13. 13. Katherine Elders visit Centre
  14. 14. Garma Northern Territory experience
  15. 15. Cultural Days
  16. 16. Basket weaving
  17. 17. Mentoring as Identity Mentoring programs • Inviting recognised Indigenous public figures to speak – tell their stories • National Aboriginal Education Ambassadors – free • Working with communities and educational services to encourage personal growth and development in employment and education opportunities.
  18. 18. Education • Few – parent, older sibling – experience university • Low understanding –study (time) • Additional support ITAS • Cultural sensitivity within the classroom - racism accommodation
  19. 19. Health • High proportion – health issues – diabetes, hearing problems, mental/social health - Accommodation – focus special diets and totem restrictions (kangaroo) • High proportion – community obligations – deaths – sorry business - fly home (additional costs) • Longing for Country – strategies to assist • City/culture shock • AMS
  20. 20. Indigenous spiritualism • Spiritual issues • Being Sung • Men and women's business • Skin/Kin ship system – complications • Kinship systems are complex - Who can speak to who? • Examples: Tiwi – mother in laws • Indigenous Counsellor
  21. 21. Avoidance and Shame Traditional practice - turning your back • Shame – standing out in public - Public speaking - Winning or loosing - Avoidance – multiple issues too confronting – shutdown
  22. 22. Elder in Residence • Auntie Elaine Chapman – Nominated Elder of the Year @ Macquarie University • Other Universities –contact person
  23. 23. Yarning circles • Raise student issues in safe place • Improve conflict resolutions • Increase student participation • Educate to others • Build self determination – making own decisions
  24. 24. Is your environment culturally welcome? • Aboriginal / Torres Strait Islander flags • Indigenous artwork • Men/women separate • Safety – e.g.: rural or remote – high rise, lifts, automatic doors • Acknowledge Country at events • Educate other students – international • Cultural activities

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