Ganma-li Yarning Circles: Embedding Indigenous Knowings into curriculum
ACU’s mission, vision and values require every major ACU policy to give recognition to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples (First Peoples) and show respect for cultural diversity.
The ‘Building Cultural Capacity Project’ at ACU (now known as Ganma-li) has an intercultural project team that has been working towards constructing a support platform for embedding Indigenous Knowings across all curricula. Ganma-li in the Kamilaroi language means “to catch hold of and keep things”.
We are now ready to begin some exciting workshops to equip our staff to become cultural advocates critical in building for a better future for all Australians. The workshops are designed to support staff in answering the following questions:
How will I benefit from an increased understanding of the cultures of the First Peoples, their Lands and our shared history?
What are First Peoples Knowings and how can I find and use the ACU resources?
Do I have the moral authority to share First Peoples perspectives?
How do I embed First Peoples Knowings into my curriculum?
How do I assist my students to work effectively and appropriately with First Peoples?
The Ganma-li Yarning Circles, have been carefully designed to run in a way that allows you to drop in and out as you are able. They are designed as a continuous learning circle. This means that you can attend from 9.30am to 4pm for any time that you can commit. They will include a smoking ceremony and a traditional lunch.
The schedule of times and campuses are listed below.
McAuley at Banyo (Brisbane)
MacKillop (North Sydney)
St Patrick's (Melbourne)
All staff are welcome to attend, especially those involved in curriculum design/development and course coordination.
Staff Connect > Talent > Training & Courses > Requested Courses > +Add In the ‘Course’ Field enter: Ganma-li Yarning Circles (11295) then press the ‘Search’ button
Please do not hesitate to contact the Project Lead - Dr Doseena Fergie - firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any queries.