Due to our COVID19 context, we’ll be delivering this Solidarity Training in multiple sessions – this workshop is the third in the series covering:
- On our terms: identity, representation and self-determination
- There are over 300 different Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nations and many more language groups. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people live everywhere, on their homelands in communities away from cities, on their country in towns, and a great number live in urban areas both on and off their own country.
- It’s important to acknowledge people are diverse with different lived experiences, kinship and cultural practices and responsibilities. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples cannot be treated as a homogeneous people.
- This session is about exploring some of these differences and also gaining a better understanding of the different levels of control over their own lives, what is meant by self-determination and why it’s important.
- This time together will set the scene for going deeper, thinking about the impacts of colonisation on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and some of the contemporary challenges and issues.
- This session will also support you to think about what you might need to make your solidarity work to be deeper, effective and long lasting.
This is an essential opportunity to develop core solidarity skills, and to learn from First Nations people, who continue to fight at the forefront of the climate justice movement.
*Please note: If you’re not under 30, nor looking to volunteer with the AYCC, this training is unfortunately not for you! This session has been designed for AYCC volunteers and those who are looking to actively volunteer with the AYCC.