Working with Aboriginal people and communities – a practical resource

Working with Aboriginal people and communities – a practical resource Report

  • Author(s): Aboriginal Services Branch Aboriginal Reference Group,
  • Published: 2009
  • Publisher: NSW Department of Community Services

Abstract: A number of NSW Department of Community Service (Community Services) regions as well as several other government agencies have created their own practice guides for working with Aboriginal people and communities. In developing this practice resource, we have combined the best elements of existing practices to develop a resource that provides a consistent approach to working with Aboriginal people and communities. The information and practice tips contained in this document are generalisations and do not reflect the opinions of all Aboriginal people and communities in NSW. There may be exceptions to the information provided. As Aboriginal people are the original inhabitants of NSW; and as the NSW Government only has a specific charter of service to the people of NSW, this document refers only to Aboriginal people. References to Torres Strait Islander people will be specifically stated where relevant. It is important to remember that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures are very different, with their own unique histories, beliefs and values. It is respectful to recognise their separate identities. Community Services recognise that Torres Strait Islander people are among the First Nations of Australia and represent a part of our client and staff base. The Department’s Aboriginal programs and services are available, without question, to Torres Strait Islander people.

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Aboriginal Services Branch Aboriginal Reference Group,, 2009, Working with Aboriginal people and communities – a practical resource, Report, viewed 22 June 2024, https://www.nintione.com.au/?p=17505.

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