This workshop will show you how to be a culturally appropriate ally for Tasmanian Aboriginal people. Identify meaningful commitments and actions that lead to closing the gap of understanding with the Aboriginal community.
Monday 14 August, 1:30pm - 3:00pm & 3:30pm-5:00pm, Peppers Silo Hotel Launceston.
Dewayne Everettsmith is a palawa man descendant form both the community of Cape Barren Island Tasmania and gunai / kurnai people of Victoria.
In 2007, Dewayne graduated with his Cert III in Aboriginal Primary Health Care (Aboriginal Health Worker) and has since played many roles within his community. Dewayne has been recognised with a Human Rights Week Award – for bringing Tasmanian Aboriginal culture and language to the broader community, educating children, and working to protect his Aboriginal heritage.
Dewayne continues his role with his community with the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre as the Cultural Awareness Coordinator delivering cultural awareness training. Dewayne is passionate about the revival and continuation of language (palawa kani), especially in the area of songs for ceremony and dance.