The Dispute Settlement Centre of Victoria is offering a workshop to Koori people in the South East metro region. It will be useful to those who are interested in mediation, who use mediation skills in their work or personal life or are interested in becoming a trained and accredited mediator. The session is open to all of the community.
When: Wednesday 27 July, 2016 from 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Where: City of Casey, Aboriginal Gathering Place, 20 Agonis Street, Doveton, VIC 3177
This is a free workshop, but registration is essential to secure your place …. numbers are limited.
See flyer for contacts: Koori mediation training 2016 flyer
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Each year the Victorian Aboriginal Honour Roll acknowledges and celebrates the wide-ranging achievement of Aboriginal people past and present.
In its first five years, 79 people have been inducted in recognition of their outstanding achievements in social, cultural, economic and community leadership and impact. Their life stories are presented in the Honour Roll book which is on permanent display in the Victorian Parliament.
Nominating will recognise and celebrate Aboriginal community heroes and show support for this important initiative.
Fore more information about previous inductees, as well as the nomination form and contacts for more info, visit the Department of Premier and Cabinet website.
Please note the closing date for nominations is 5:00 PM Friday 1 July, 2016.
Uncle John Baxter is a Victorian representative of First Peoples Disability Network and Board Member and Reconciliation Victoria and Committee of Victorian Equal opportunities Human Rights Commission Disability reference Group.
The issues and opportunities confronting Australia’s Indigenous people with disability are under the spotlight in Unfinished Business, a multi-media exhibition.
Unfinished Business, by award-winning artist Belinda Mason, captures on film the stories of 30 people with disability from Indigenous communities. Through their involvement in the project, each participant draws attention to critical issues that impact on their lives, representing a wide range of disability experiences – acquired, congenital, sensory, psychological, intellectual, visible and invisible.
The 2015-2016 Australian regional tour began in Darwin and will travel through regional centres and onto Melbourne over the next eight months.
Visit www.unfinishedbusiness.net.au for the stories, exhibition dates and information.
Today Australia prides itself on being a place of fairness, but our Constitution still does not recognise the first Australians.
Tens of thousands of people from all walks of life have already declared their support to recognise the first Australians in our founding document. The growing RECOGNISE campaign is the people’s movement to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the Australian Constitution. RECOGNISE hosted a major event for community leaders from across Australia late last year, where over 650 people came to show their support for the coming referendum. Hear why constitutional recognition matters to them: Recognise Video