06 April 2022: Empowering Respect & Relationships Workshop – In Person

$399.00 Plus GST

For Employers Committed to Achieving Education Outcomes for Aboriginal People’s

Date: 06 April 2022
Time: 9:00AM Perth Time
Venue: Karratha – TBC
Duration: 4 Hours (Half day – includes an hour after the session for Q & A/ chat)
35 Attendees

Topics include:

1. Setting the Scene
2. Rapport Building
3. Aboriginal Insights Definitions
4. Diverse Aboriginal Cultures
5. Truth & Reconciliation
6. Stereotypes & Assumptions
7. Respect & Relationships

* This workshop is open to workplace in Karratha.

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About the Facilitator – Founder of Aboriginal Insights, Jolleen Hicks


I have been privileged in my learning of Aboriginal Cultures. For the first seventeen years of my life, I was exclusively part of the Aboriginal Community of Roebourne, located in the Pilbara region of WA. My cultural learning extended to my Ngarluma and Yindjibarndi cultures through my family and Community. I identify as both Ngarluma and Yindjibarndi through my great grandparents who raised my mother, Joan.

Through this foundational Community learning, I can appreciate the learnings of Aboriginal people that have always lived in their Aboriginal Community and/or had minimal exposure to the western system that operates outside of their Aboriginal Community.

For the next nine years of my life, I lived in Perth, where I studied law and then worked for two employers, Rio Tinto; and Allens (law firm). I was part of the Aboriginal Community at the University of WA; and then gained my first learnings of the corporate and legal systems that operate in the mainstream western system.

For the next three years, I worked in the native title legal system representing Aboriginal People’s from Aboriginal Cultures in the Kimberley region of WA; and the Southern half of QLD, as a Native Title Lawyer. This is when I developed my foundational skillset for engaging with Aboriginal People’s and began appreciating the barriers or challenges to engagement. These most related to historical experiences of the relevant families.

I have been involved in Small Business, and specifically, Cultural Training, since 2011. I have experience as both a Cultural Training Facilitator; and Cultural Learning Advisor.

I have been living and working in my Aboriginal Community of Roebourne since 2012, which has allowed me to continue my personal Cultural and Community learning journey, as well as participate in my Aboriginal Community through Board roles; representation; and advocacy. I have also had the opportunity to continue to develop my understanding of the diversity of Aboriginal Cultures throughout WA.

The main difference to my Cultural Learning is my exposure to many separate Aboriginal Cultures from across Australia; my appreciation of the diversity of Aboriginal Cultures that are present in any one location; my understanding of the barriers to engagement; and my development of learning and strategies to specifically respond to such barriers.

I have been a Director of the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation in my Community, Mawarnkarra Health Service, since 2013. I am a current Director of Mawarnkarra in my fourth consecutive two-year term. I held an Associate Lecturer role with the WA Centre for Rural Health based in Karratha from 2018- 2019.

I am passionate about sharing my knowledge to empower others and value the opportunity to be part of the Cultural Learning journey of individuals and employers.