Welcome To Country Case Study

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Question 1: Explain the difference between the 2 ceremonies, Acknowledgement of Country and Welcome to Country, giving examples of how and where they can be incorporated appropriately in a school setting.
Welcome to Country:
(DetNSW, n.d.) observes arranging a "Welcome to Country" ceremony and "acknowledging the traditional custodians" of the land shows respect for Aboriginal people as Australia 's First Peoples. It is vital that the Indigenous person is comfortable with what is planned. (DetNSW, n.d.) informs this is a significant recognition and is made through a formal process and should always occur in the opening ceremony of the event in question, preferably as the first item. (NSWf 2010, n.p.)Traditionally, when Indigenous people travelled
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Honouring cultural heritage through educational communication practices by leadership, genuine partners, positive attitudes and communication (Arthur et al. 2008, p. 50).
Teachers asking themselves critical questions such as are contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australian cultures reflected in a respectful way with the use of the resources presented, is there acknowledgement of the original owners of land, is there affirmative action for Indigenous Australians in policies, Is there continuing upskilling cultural heritage of Indigenous Australians (Arthur et al. 2008, p. 50).
Professional Cultural Competent Examples.
Have a knowledge understanding and awareness of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in your class. This includes a working knowledge of indigenous culture, history. Ascertain that you have informed practice, cultural safety has been considered, your decisions are well considered and inclusive and that the learning and development that happens in the classroom makes a positive difference. Developing an informed position based on understanding and appreciating Aboriginal issues way of life and culture. Having authentic interest and communication with Indigenous students culture, interests and belief
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Tokenistic is to use ideas or a sample that we think represents a group (Oxford, 2016).Tokenism and stereotypes are harmful to any group that it is applied to. It is designed to keep you in your place. Australian stereotypes were designed to keep Aboriginal and Torres Strait islanders in a subservient position to the dominant group, which in Australia are Anglo-Australians. (Arthur et al. 2008, p. 51) observes stereotypes disrupt communication when educators, families and children are from diverse cultural backgrounds. In the classroom we can avoid tokenism by intermixing Indigenous experiences with the cultural resources of all of the children’s cultures and languages present in our
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