Karen Milward: Achieving Authentic Workplace Inclusion for Aboriginal People

EEON in partnership with the Australian Intercultural Society were thrilled to host Karen Milward (Victorian Yorta Yorta woman) to talk about Achieving Authentic Workplace Inclusion for Aboriginal People on the 9 November in Melbourne. Karen’s narrative was fresh, deep, complex, spiritual, resilient and optimistic, and provided a framework for conversation and working that is often invisible or under-utilised in employment contexts. This adds another dimension to our thinking and practice. Indigenous Knowledge. I loved the quote, “A right to be Aboriginal wherever you go”.

For those of you who came along, you’d agree that the session provided a) insight into the practical steps to increase participation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in in your workplace, b) information about the work that can be undertaken to ensure your workplace is both welcoming and safe and, c) strategies that lead to successful employment outcomes. The videos shown at the presentation can be found here http://inwpcp.org.au/toolkit-main-page/ (North & West Metro Region Koolin Balit PCP Consortium Project)

(Left: Karen Milward. Right: Ahmet Keskin (AIS), Karen Milward and Roman Ruzbacky (EEON))

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