Connecting cultures: CSC celebrates NAIDOC week

The Contemplative Studies Centre joined University House to host a breakfast workshop on creating a heartfelt Acknowledgement of Country.

The event was facilitated by Jem Stone, a First Nations Woman whose work passionately integrates original knowledge into education and wellness spaces through connection and decolonised learning methods.

Participants explored simple, step-by-step ways to connect with the land on which we live, work and learn, and to honour the Indigenous peoples who have cared for Country for thousands of years. Jem demonstrated the key points to include in any Acknowledgment of Country while ensuring it remained personalised and meaningful to each individual.

Bringing together over 50 staff, students and alumni from around the University of Melbourne, the workshop provided an opportunity for continuing cultural appreciation, understanding a reconciliation, building a more inclusive and harmonious campus community.

People attending NAIDOC week breakfast workshop.

People attending NAIDOC week breakfast workshop.