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Delivering a meaningful Acknowledgement of Country means embracing the depth that belongs in the Country on which we stand.
This course centres Indigenous approaches to learning and creating to provide the grounding knowledge needed to appreciate our relationship with Place and, in turn, deliver a meaningful Acknowledgement of Country.
It’s valuable for anyone seeking to deepen their cultural understanding of Indigenous connection to place and Country and create culturally literate and informed frameworks for engaging with its peoples.
Deepen your cultural understanding and awareness
Be introduced to Indigenous knowledge frameworks and approaches to community, relationships, and interconnectedness. Explore cultural protocols and how to responsibly apply principles of cultural safety when working with Indigenous cultures or communities.
Encounter Indigenous technologies and creative practices
Learning in a way that uses hand and mind working together, you’ll engage in the practice of string-making, plus hear stories about what the practice represents and how it was learnt and reawakened. You'll also learn to identify materials and traditional Indigenous technologies from Country.
Write and present a meaningful Acknowledgement of Country
With this deeper understanding, you'll be guided to write and present an Acknowledgement of Country that is culturally safe, grounded in place, and appropriate to your own position in Australian life.
Who you will learn from
Learn from skilled academic and professional experts who will share invaluable knowledge you can use in your job.
Yorta Yorta man and Head of Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts and Cultural Development
Tiriki is a successful visual artist, curator, performance artist, opera singer and lecturer in Indigenous Arts and Culture at the Victorian College of the Arts. At the Wilin Centre, he fosters innovation in research, development, advocacy and presentation of Indigenous arts and cultural practice. In 2015 he was the inaugural Hutchinson Indigenous Fellow, and is Associate Dean, Indigenous in the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music and co-Director of the Research Unit for Indigenous Arts and Cultures.
Dr Megan McPherson
Lecturer in Art and Intercultural Research
Megan is a settler artist, intercultural researcher and educator, and has taught at university level since 1996. Her focus is in printmaking, textiles and installations, and publishes in the areas of identity, social media use, Indigenous knowledges and pedagogies, and learning and teaching experiences in the creative arts. Megan is based at the Wilin Centre for Indigenous Art and Cultural Development, and the Research Unit for Indigenous Arts and Cultures in the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music.
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To take Acknowledgement of Country as a stand-alone Melbourne MicroCert, you'll pay the normal course price.
$990.00 AUD (inc GST)
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