16 October 2020

Friday, 10am – 4pm

$195 + BF + GST

Bookings essential

This training is suitable for those who have attended First Nations Cultural Awareness training previously and want a follow up session to build a deeper knowing.

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What is the 8 Ways of Knowing about?

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ‘8 ways of knowing’ is a relational learning system that is based on the traditional knowledge wheel – a process of building cultural knowledge and sharing that is passed down through generations. It allows the knowledge keepers to build and pass on knowledge at stages of maturity and wisdom. These eight forms of knowledge are:

  • AIR – Narrative (Storytelling)
  • FIRE – ceremony (smoking and water)
  • WATER – Land and Water
  • EARTH – Connecting to country
  • STARS – Journey (history)
  • BLOOD – reflective & Healing
  • WOOD – creative (art)
  • TOTEM – Cultural Lore

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people have a strong and lasting connection to our knowledge streams, to our land, water and communities. It is through our relational system of sharing and healing that we build and pass our knowledge through generations. Salt Studio Consultancy in partnership with Aunty Diane Kerr OAM and Brimbank City Council will run these cultural knowledge building sessions for mainstream organisations and individuals working with First Nations peoples. This sessions will unpack many of the stereotypical notions about First Nation peoples, communities and Culture. It will challenge levels of racism that impact on health and healing of First Nations peoples. We will yarn about pathways to healing, walking together and working with First Nations peoples.

This training is suitable for those who have attended Cultural Awareness training previously and want a follow up session to build a deeper knowing.


Training facilitators:

Aunty Di Kerr OAM

Aunty Diane Kerr is a Snr Wurundjeri Elder, community leader and cultural mentor to many in both community and mainstream services. Aunty Di has a strong  history with cross sector  organisations in building cultural    protocols of engagement and cultural mentoring; as well as holding positions of chair on various committees.  Aunty Di was awarded the Order of Australia Medal for her services to  community in 2018.

Terori Hareko-Avaivilla

Terori’s a First Nation cultural educator & the  director of Salt Studio Consultancy. Terori comes from a health back ground with many years of strategic and project planning and              Implementation experience as well as having wide and various networks within her First Nation communities in Melbourne. Terori was part of the initial ‘working in two worlds’ working group that lead to the ‘systems to  Symbols’ framework.  In 2015, Terori was   recognised as an Emerging Leader for her  commitment to women’s health Education.

Limited seats, please book early to avoid disappointment.

Contact us:
0414 083 500

Other training dates available:
Friday 14 August
Friday 16 October