Aboriginal Cultural Education Camp 30 November to 2 December 2018 – Save the date

GPTT Registrars are being encouraged to save the dates for the 2018 Aboriginal Cultural Education Camp  to be held from 30 November to 2 December 2018 at ‘trawtha makminya’ near Bronte Park.  Attendance at the Aboriginal Cultural Education Camp provides an alternate option to undertaking all three components of the GPTT registrar mandatory Aboriginal Health Training Requirements.

The camp will be run by the traditional Aboriginal owners of the land, who will provide catering to all guests, incorporating customary foods and experiences.

There will be a choice of activities including walks with Aboriginal guides covering Aboriginal history and exploring ancient sites; fire management practice; local flora and fauna.  There will also be opportunities for participation in cultural activities such as grass weaving and ochre painting.   The camp is a family-friendly event and families are welcome to utilise their own camping gear, or  the tents that will be set up and ready to go.   The site has portaloos  as well as an all-weather shack with a kitchen for shelter in bad weather.

This will be the third annual Aboriginal Cultural Education Camp and feedback so far has been wonderful.  Some comments from last year:

“A superb weekend walking through Aboriginal land with Aboriginal leaders, getting a beginning understanding of the connection to land, community and ancestors. Learning how non/Aboriginal health workers can assist Aboriginal people across culturally appropriate services…”

“Fantastic weekend. The staff at TAC (Tasmanian Aboriginal Corporation) looked after us so well – food, campsite, informal chats. The teaching program was excellent, I loved being with a group of positive people…”

More information: Laurell.Grubb@gptt.com.au

RSVP: Joanne Folder events@gptt.com.au

To access the 2018 Camp registration form, click HERE