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Cultural Awareness and Safety: Challenges and Injustice


December 2, 2020
December 9, 2020
$20 – $180
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Gai Marheine, Larissa Cook and Naomi Huxley
Trainer Short Bio

Gai Marheine is a proud Mulgu woman from Darug Ngurra. Gai comes from a nursing background and has an extensive history of working with both Aboriginal communities and non-Aboriginal communities in various capacity development roles. Gai has also spent many years volunteering in advocating for Aboriginal people.

Larissa was born in Dubbo NSW, The Centre of NSW.   She is a Proud Aboriginal Australian Woman, Descendent from Wiradjuri (Central West NSW) and Bundjalung Tribes (Cabbage Tree Island, 20mins from Lismore, Far North Coast NSW).

Naomi Huxley is a proud Saltwater woman, her mob are Yanyuwa from Borroloola, and Vanderlin Island in the NT.  She is from a culturally diverse background,  born on the South Coast of South Australia, growing up by the Coorong (Goolwa), in Adelaide, and Darwin. Naomi has a media broadcasting background, teaching, consulting, mentoring background.  Her passion lies in education, mentoring, building aspirations, sharing knowledge about her Aboriginal Culture in an inclusive way.

December 2, 2020 - December 9, 2020

$20 – $180

Sector Support and Development, NSW have developed a comprehensive program around Cultural Awareness and Safety with the aim of up-skilling Aged care support services on their understanding and knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture so they can become agents of social change.   The program is designed to help aged care workers  understand the cultural barriers clients can face and be more culturally sensitive with clients, families and agencies they work with in this space. Participants will learn strategies for communication and begin their learning journey for diversity. 


This session covers Module 2 of Cultural Awareness and Safety and is held over 2 x 2 hour sessions. This interactive and informative workshop looks at Government legislations and the determinants of policies and racism.


Learning Outcomes:

  • Develop an awareness, and understanding of the exploitation and injustices brought about by government legislation, and the responses from Aboriginal Peoples during these periods in Australian history


Target Audience: Aged care support workers and volunteers

Session 1: Wednesday 2 December 10am – 12pm AEDT

Session 2: Wednesday 9 December 10am – 12pm AEDT


Registered participants will receive the Zoom link 1-2 days prior to the event.
** Note:  That the scheduled time is in AEDT (Syndey, Melbourne, Hobart)


Online via Zoom
Tickets are 1 per person
A Reminder email will be sent to registered participants 1-2 days prior to the session including the zoom link and any handouts,


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