The Indigenous Cultural Competency for Legal Academics Program (ICCLAP) aims to increase the inclusion of Indigenous cultural competency in legal education. This will improve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student outcomes in law as well as developing Indigenous cultural competency in all students. This will lead to better legal service delivery for Indigenous communities in the long term.
ICCLAP is a cross institutional project involving five universities including the University of New England, University of Technology (Sydney), RMIT University, Australian National University, and Queensland University of Technology. The project is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training.
In 2019 Winkiku Rrumbaingi NT Indigenous Lawyers Aboriginal Corporation hosted the 14th National Indigenous Legal Conference, True Justice: Integrating Indigenous Perspective – held in conjunction with the 1st Indigenous Health Justice Conference. Joining the two conferences provided an excellent opportunity to explore the intersections of health, law and justice issues for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in Australia, and also to showcase First Peoples expertise and excellence in the delivery of community controlled legal and health services. The conference featured a joint panel session on Sharing knowledge and learning together: cultural safety, security and competency in law and health – which explored how to create a better understanding of the notions on integrating cultural safety (and its many variants) in higher education and law, justice and health systems. The panel was chaired by Avelina Tarrago, and included speakers Eddie Cubillo, Dr Hannah McGlade, Heather D’Antoine and Marcelle Burns. Congratulations to Winkiku Rrumbaingi for hosting this inspiring conference which was an important forum for fostering an inter-disciplinary and holistic approach to addressing law, justice and health issues for First Peoples. For further information on the conference visit https://www.winkiku-rrumbangi....
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY
We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.
Support for this project has been provided by the Australian Government Department for Education and Training. The views in this project do not necessary reflect the views of the Australian Government Department for Education and Training.
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