Cultural Security

Cultural awareness, knowledge and security is an intergral part of working of with Aboriginal people, or people of any culture. Without cultural security and safety, our work may jeopardise our relationship and ability to assist other, and indeed our own safety. The following are resources to assist with developing cultural awareness that can be put into practice to be culturally secure.

 

Irlkwatherre, Yatyarre, Tantye/Rtantye, Ngapartji-Ngapartji, Kepenhe, Janku-Janku. Keeping Company: an Intercultural Conversation. Institute for Aboriginal Development: Alice Springs, NT.

Taylor, K and Guerin, P. (2010) Health Care and Indigenous Australians: Cultural Safety in Practice. Palgrave Macmillan: Victoria.

Remote AOD Workforce Program. (2012) Cultural Competence for Community Development: Community Development Framework (Refer to pages 40-43). Remote Health: Alice Springs, NT

Remote AOD Workforce Program. (2012) Valuing Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Languages and Culture: Community Development Framework (Refer to pages 44-53). Remote Health: Alice Springs, NT

Remote AOD Workforce Program. (2012) Cultural Pressures and Obligations for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Staff: Community Development Framework (refer to pages 54-60). Remote Health: Alice Springs, NT