Cross-cultural skills Archive

  •  Bridging the Gap Seminars 2015                 Our Bridging the Gap seminars have a reputation for imparting a broad range of practical cross-cultural skills; Skills you can then use to be effective in your work, EITHER if you need […]

    Seminars 2015

     Bridging the Gap Seminars 2015                 Our Bridging the Gap seminars have a reputation for imparting a broad range of practical cross-cultural skills; Skills you can then use to be effective in your work, EITHER if you need […]

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  •   Community Development Tip – March 2015 Different Ways of Communicating Question: “How do I work with limited eye contact and little obvious response from Aboriginal clients? Also, do we talk too much?” Have you ever sat down and talked to a person with a […]

    The Lights are On But Nobody is Home

      Community Development Tip – March 2015 Different Ways of Communicating Question: “How do I work with limited eye contact and little obvious response from Aboriginal clients? Also, do we talk too much?” Have you ever sat down and talked to a person with a […]

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  • Community Development Tip – December 2014 Building trust and relationships Question: “I expect I’ll be doing fly in/out work as a doctor once I graduate. How should I go about forging links with the communities, given so little time to bond? With the need to […]

    Not Being Like Buffalo “Calling Cards”

    Community Development Tip – December 2014 Building trust and relationships Question: “I expect I’ll be doing fly in/out work as a doctor once I graduate. How should I go about forging links with the communities, given so little time to bond? With the need to […]

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  • This is a short video exploring the confusion between the knowledge systems and worldview of Yolŋu culture and the dominant culture of mainstream Australia, and the devastating impacts this confusion has on Yolŋu people. Dharaŋanawuy – a Yolŋu word meaning deep mutual respect and understanding, […]

    Dharaŋanawuy – deep mutual respect and understanding

    This is a short video exploring the confusion between the knowledge systems and worldview of Yolŋu culture and the dominant culture of mainstream Australia, and the devastating impacts this confusion has on Yolŋu people. Dharaŋanawuy – a Yolŋu word meaning deep mutual respect and understanding, […]

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  • Community Development Questions December 2013 As mentioned in our newsletters, we are going to try to answer community development questions from readers.  If you have any questions about working in Aboriginal communities please send them in. The two questions I received below are similar, so […]

    What is real community development?

    Community Development Questions December 2013 As mentioned in our newsletters, we are going to try to answer community development questions from readers.  If you have any questions about working in Aboriginal communities please send them in. The two questions I received below are similar, so […]

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  • Learning an Aboriginal language has so many advantages that you could write a book about it. Sadly, because of the way the dominant culture views Aboriginal languages, many of them are dying out and we are losing powerful academic concepts from Aboriginal languages that have […]

    Why learn an Aboriginal language?

    Learning an Aboriginal language has so many advantages that you could write a book about it. Sadly, because of the way the dominant culture views Aboriginal languages, many of them are dying out and we are losing powerful academic concepts from Aboriginal languages that have […]

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  • It seems strange when you think about it. While well funded and well resourced dominant culture personnel come and go to Aboriginal communities, the not so well resourced AHED/Why Warriors workers stick in there. Why? Is it because of the relationships our team build on […]

    The Dangerous and Costly Intercultural Grey Zone

    It seems strange when you think about it. While well funded and well resourced dominant culture personnel come and go to Aboriginal communities, the not so well resourced AHED/Why Warriors workers stick in there. Why? Is it because of the relationships our team build on […]

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  • Jessie Pangas, a member of the AHED Project team, explores the concept of “home” in an interview with two Yolngu couples in Galiwin’ku. How many homes have you lived in? For me the answer is 21 and now I am not really sure where to […]

    My body is owned by this land

    Jessie Pangas, a member of the AHED Project team, explores the concept of “home” in an interview with two Yolngu couples in Galiwin’ku. How many homes have you lived in? For me the answer is 21 and now I am not really sure where to […]

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  •   Is Why Warriors cross-cultural training relevant for others outside of Arnhem Land? This is a question that we are asked quite often when people approach us to meet their training needs. Due to the fact that we work with the Yolŋu people of Arnhem […]

    Is Why Warriors Cross-Cultural Training Relevant Outside of Arnhem Land?

      Is Why Warriors cross-cultural training relevant for others outside of Arnhem Land? This is a question that we are asked quite often when people approach us to meet their training needs. Due to the fact that we work with the Yolŋu people of Arnhem […]

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  • Cross-cultural training is a difficult subject to talk about due to a whole range of factors. One of the main factors is that many dominant culture and Aboriginal people now carry psychological scars or defensive attitudes that have become an entrenched natural part of their […]

    What is good cross-cultural training?

    Cross-cultural training is a difficult subject to talk about due to a whole range of factors. One of the main factors is that many dominant culture and Aboriginal people now carry psychological scars or defensive attitudes that have become an entrenched natural part of their […]

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