First Peoples' knowledge systems offer profound insights regarding complexity, innovation, and learning.
First Nations' knowledge systems and ways of operating offer important opportunities and insights into how all organisations can learn to do things differently, to achieve better results. This webinar will include insights and approaches being used by First Nations to enhance environmental, education and economic outcomes. Our panellists are drawn from First Nations communities, the Education Sector and the Public Service. Our leaders will share examples of these knowledge systems in practice and two-way learning partnerships that are relevant in the public and private sectors, non-profit and community.
Arihia Bennett (Chief Executive Officer, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu)
Cheryl Leavy (Cultural Agency Leader, Executive Director, Partnerships, Queensland Department of Environment and Science)
Lil Anderson (Leadership and Teaching Fellow, ANZSOG and Chief Executive of Te Arawhiti – Office for Maori Crown Relations)
To take our webinar further, we’ve collated a wide range of material exploring legitimacy, and rebuilding trust in government. Scroll below to explore:
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Dive more deeply into this topic by learning more through blogs, articles and reports.
In a 2020 article, Professor Catherine Althaus writes that Indigenous knowledge can break our evidence gridlock | ANZSOG
Melanie Goodchild and colleagues explore the notion of the need to decolonize systems thinking and awareness. Relational Systems Thinking: That’s How Change Is Going to Come, from Our Earth Mother
Meg Parsons and Lara Taylor argue that Indigenous knowledge should be an essential part of how we govern the world’s oceans Why Indigenous knowledge should be an essential part of how we govern the world’s oceans | ANZSOG
Rona Glynn-MacDonald discusses how systems thinking is applied in many different areas of life in First Nations Communities First Nations Systems Thinking (commonground.org.au)
CSIRO has published a number of materials related to First Nations knowledges and science Indigenous knowledge - CSIRO
We’ve collated case studies and material to illustrate what these ideas look like in practice, and offer frameworks and tools to support experimentation with a similar approach in your work.
A case study exploring an innovative South Australian program is encouraging better engagement with the health system by offering culturally appropriate care. Healing from the centre: Taking traditional Aboriginal medicine mainstream [CC] (2020-V02) | ANZSOG
Cheryl Leavy discusses how Partnerships that reflect the importance of the environment to First Peoples, and harness their knowledge of Country, are not just important for the local environment but can be used to address bigger environmental challenges such as climate change and appropriate sustainable climate action. Caring for Country and Mana Whenua: 2021 Proud Partnerships in Place: First Peoples Public Admin - YouTube
Professor Shaun Ewen writes that universities are missing out on out on genuine two-way learning with local Indigenous knowledge The unique value of Indigenous knowledge | Pursuit by The University of Melbourne (unimelb.edu.au)
During our Community of Practice event, Cheryl Leavy outlined the Gurra Gurra Framework. The Framework has been developed by the Queensland Department of Environment and Science to “reframe relationships with First Nations peoples by holding Country and people at the centre of all that we do, from policies and programs, to service delivery.”
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