Are you a Macquarie staff member who would love to better support Aboriginal students, but you’re unsure how to do it? Do you feel uncomfortable and avoid including Aboriginal topics in your teaching because you know little about Aboriginal culture? If so, you are not alone.
A large number of teaching staff at Macquarie would like to increase their cultural competency, contribute to improving inequality and enriching their classrooms with diverse perspectives.
To improve cultural safety for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff Walanga Muru, Macquarie University’s Aboriginal student engagement and strategy office, is developing a ‘cultural competency’ training package for Macquarie staff. This online and face-to-face training will help Macquarie staff to better understand Aboriginal communities, culture and traditions. The package will also familiarise staff with some do’s and don’ts, etc.
We don’t want a ‘generic’ training package. Our goal is to create a custom training package for Macquarie staff based on what YOU need.
Help us to decide what needs to be covered in this package by completing this short (2 minute) survey.
At the end of the survey, you’ll get a chance to enter a draw to win the artwork pictured below by Auntie Kerrie Kenton.
Top Image: Wallumai, a black snapper fish, by artist Auntie Kerrie Kenton (a local Darug Community member)