THE ac.care board was privileged to hear direct from Aboriginal people about their experiences, cultures and views about service delivery during the organisation’s board development cultural event in April.
The event began with a question and answer panel session featuring inspiring Aboriginal people, including Traditional Yankunytatjara Elder Jack Crombie OAM, his wife Gwen Crombie OAM, foster carer Ray Love, young woman Shakirra and youth worker Teena Franey.
This was followed by an opportunity to connect on country along the Coorong, hosted by senior Aboriginal advisor Kathy Rigney and her extended family, with participants spending the evening with Ngarrindjeri people and sharing in culture, food, dance, song and stories around a campfire.
Cultural sharing around the campfire was led by Rita Lindsay Junior and Michael Lindsay.
Participants in the cultural experience also toured Camp Coorong to continue to learn about Ngarrindjeri people and their connection to The Coorong and surrounding lands.