Indigenous Cultural Awareness Training (ICAT)

Date and time: Friday 23 March 2018, 10.00am-12.00pm
Location: Room 261 Arts West (Building 148) North Wing

An engaging, 'must do', free, professional development training session for students. 'Highly recommended' by people who have attended previous sessions.

The session will be facilitated by Kat Clarke.

Content overview

  • Brief history of Australian First Nation's Peoples
  • Focus on Melbourne Traditional Owners and Land
  • Language
  • First Nation People today
  • Cultural Safety and Tips
  • Advice working with communities and organisations

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Kat Clarke Biography

Kat Clarke is a multi-disciplinary artist from the Wimmera. Being a proud Wotjobaluk woman, Kat takes pride in being active with both her own community and the various arts and cultural communities in Melbourne. Having graduated from RMIT with a specialty in writing and film, Kat dreams of one day developing her own business that is focused around the Creative Arts Industry, where she aims to incorporate a learning environment back home in the Wimmera that supports creative talent and encourages self-worth and self-management. From a grass-roots and professional approach, she has built strong relationships as a writer, cultural consultant and public speaker/performer for various organisations, festivals and communities, some of these include: The Rag and Bone Man Press, RISE for Refugees, STREAT/RMIT, The Department of Education and Training, The Koorie Heritage Trust, Sista Girl Productions, The Wheeler Centre, Blak and Bright Festival, Art Is Festival in the Wimmera, Tin Man Games Film Victoria and Screen Australia. Just recently she was lucky to work with fellow art creatives and Footscray Community Arts Centre as a mentor for the Emerging Cultural Leaders program that functioned towards building sole traders within the industry. Currently she is involved in many community youth, film and arts projects, and is collating her first poetry book, which she aims to publish in late 2018.

For consultancy, workshops or arts related projects please email Kat.

Thomas Fleetwood Clarke painting
Credit: Thomas Fleetwood Clarke