Over at the Wentworth Campus – Parramatta, Toni (from the Wodi Wodi People) and Renee (from the Wiradjuri People), held a session to inform and educate the Non-Indeginous community to embed accurate practices and strategies in an Early Childhood Education and Care Setting.
Toni and Renee educate the community about the Darug nation and the greater Aboriginal culture, what it entails and the vast culture, practices, beliefs and languages / dialects which they take pride in passing on from generation to generation.
The Traditional Owners of the land of the City of Parramatta are the Darug people. For over 60,000 years, the area comprising present day Parramatta has been occupied by the Burramattagal people, a clan of the Darug, who first settled along the upper reaches of the Parramatta River.
The objective of this visit was to inform and educate the Non-Indeginous community to embed accurate practices and strategies in an Early Childhood Education and Care Setting. This begins from educators understanding the culture and values.
Toni and Renee invited our child care students to view Aboriginal artefacts first hand. Our students were able to take part in activities which they can implement with in an early childhood education and care setting.
Education and collaboration is key to growing an accepting, respectful generation.
This was a very insightful session and allowed our child care students and trainers to gain a greater understanding about the Aboriginal culture.