Connecting to Culture Webinar - November 2018

Foster Care Association of Victoria (FCAV) in partnership with Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA) held a webinar on culture.

 

We heard from Aunty Eva Jo Edwards, a proud Boonwurrung, Mutti Mutti and Yorta Yorta woman and a survivor of the Stolen Generation, who yarned with us about the impact of being removed from her family when she was only 5 years old. Eva Jo’s story demonstrates both the strength and power of culture and her determination to break the cycle of trauma and disconnection.

 

We also heard from Emma Bamblett, a proud Wemba Wemba woman, born in Echuca, an artist and the state wide Coordinator of Aboriginal culture at VACCA. Emma explains how acknowledging Aboriginal culture helps to build resilience in our children and young people, which also helps to preserve history and close the gap for future generations.

 

Deb Collard from FCAV asks how carers of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander children and young people can support their connection to culture, community and identity.

 

Join our Connecting to Culture webinar now! Hear from Aunty Eva Jo Edwards, Emma Bamblett and Deb Collard.

Posted by Foster Care Association of Victoria on Tuesday, November 27, 2018