Getting Up, Standing Up, and Showing Up can take many forms…

At CFI we see two dimensions of this theme; the first is a call to action for First Nations people to be more visible in their support and activism; the second is an appeal for allies to be more demonstrable in their support. These two dimensions are important and necessary for the progression of the rights agenda and other aspirations for First Nations in Australia. There is a necessary combination of active agency of First Nations and the allyship from others to create changes toward Australia being a more equitable and just society.

In this webinar Associate Professor Nikki Moodie (Program Director for Atlantic Fellows for Social Equity at the University of Melbourne) and Mark Yettica-Paulson (Deep Collaboration Practice Lead for Collaboration For Impact), will explore different ways that First Nations can take up the call to action in the NAIDOC Theme, including how to embrace our history of collective activism and bring it into contemporary forms activism and cultural action. Professor Kristy Muir (Chief Alliances Officer of Paul Ramsay Foundation) and Anna Powell (CEO of Collaboration For Impact) will explore different ways that allies can take up their roles of support consistent with the NAIDOC Theme, including what might be done alongside First Nations partners and what can be done within dominant cultural institutions.

NAIDOC Week celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC Week is celebrated by all Australians and is a great opportunity to learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. This year, the theme of the week is Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! requesting a genuine commitment by all of us to Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! and support and secure institutional, structural, collaborative, and cooperative reforms. Whether it’s seeking proper environmental, cultural and heritage protections, Constitutional change, a comprehensive process of truth-telling, working towards treaties, or calling out racism—we must do it together.

CFI and the Deep Collaboration are offering a conversation-based webinar to highlight how Deep Collaboration can be used to respond to the theme of NAIDOC Week 2022 – Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! We are seeking to clarify, along with others, that Reconciliation Week (27 May – 3 June) is to celebrate the relationship between us and NAIDOC week (3-10 July 2022) is a week to celebrate the cultures of First Peoples.

 

After the webinar, we hope that you will walk away…

  • Knowing why Naidoc week matters –  to you / your organisation
  • With a range of ways to “get up, stand up, show up” discover a clear plan of action of what you can do
  • With an increased understanding of the importance of trust-building over time to improve outcomes in relationship building with First Nations people
  • Feeling more authentic in your responses to the call to Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!
  • Feeling more confident of the role needed to play to drive and enable progress
  • Feeling more confident in providing a range of responses as an individual, and/or for your initiatives

Who is it for?

This webinar is for people who are seeking insights to take appropriate action in response to the 2022 NAIDOC Week theme including:

  • People new to working in this space who what to know some first steps to take
  • First Nations practitioners involved with nation-building, reconciliation facilitation and leadership development
  • Allies for First Nations peoples, movements and social justice
  • Supporters for current processes impacting First Nations people, specifically treaties, truth-telling and constitutional reform

When?

Tuesday 28th June, 12 – 2 pm AEST

The format for the webinar will allow for participants to hear from a variety of panel speakers, have the opportunity to ask questions, and have time to explore their reflections and ideas for action. We hope this format will allow participants to feel brave enough to share their ideas freely in a safe space, receive feedback on and improve their ideas, and ultimately increase their understanding, confidence and therefore likelihood of action.

Accessibility and technology

Participants will be required to download Zoom and Chrome in order to be able to participate. Internet access is required to participate.

We recommend participants use a desktop whilst participating (rather than a mobile phone). We encourage participants to use their videos throughout.

CFI garners a culture of inclusivity and can provide some reasonable adjustments (closed captioning, providing materials beforehand, etc) for participants to attend a virtual workshop.

 

Deep Collaboration is created by First Nations and other multicultural Australians, sharing their ideas, experiences and expertise with one goal in mind. That goal is to find a new way to work and lead together. This website describes a way of working that follows the values and steps needed to create this shared leadership.

At its core is an open-source platform that has extensive resources and tools to build skills in working across power, race, and difference whilst in collaboration. This is complemented by training and events. At a time of increasing polarity, Deep Collaboration offers a pathway to collaborate for organisations, teams and individuals working on complex challenges, as one enabler of the systemic change required to achieve systemic change on racial equity.

You can find more information on Deep Collaboration here and download a free copy of Lost Conversations here.

The image used is the National NAIDOC logo available for public use to help celebrate NAIDOC Week collected from here.

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