At the Avaivilla Group our service streams are changing and expanding. We will continue to add and make changes to our service streams as we grow. We offer two service streams in our current programs and creative spaces.
TRAINING & EVENTS
Our training steam holds our core program ‘8 Ways of Knowing’. The 8 Ways of Knowing program is a relational learning system that is based on the traditional knowledge wheel – a process of building cultural knowledge and sharing that is passed down through generations. First Nations knowledge is traditionally transmitted to the next generation of knowledge keepers at different stages of maturity and wisdom. The 8 ways of knowing learning process allows deep understanding, connection and practice that embeds cultural identity and understanding.
+ Working in Two Worlds
The Working in Two Worlds Training is designed for non-first nations allies working with and in the First Nations space and is suitable for multidisciplinary staff and management teams. The Working in Two Worlds Training is focussed on workplace practices and systems that impact cultural safety and includes unpacking some of these topics such as cultural obligation, engagement with First Nations peoples and communities, barriers in the workplace, communication in two worlds and building strong allies.
8 WAYS OF KNOWING: WORKING IN TWO WORLDS
Builds deep cultural understanding of First Nation ways of Knowing, Doing and Being.
Builds on understanding of cultural safety and importance of cultural mentoring.
Builds understanding of the importance of two-way learning and sharing of knowledge and practice.
An opportunity for Non-First Nation allies to yarn and unpact common issues in the workplace in relation to First Nation employment, retention and career progression.
Unpacks cultural communication and its impacts on First Nation employees who work in two-worlds.
Unpacks common practices that impact or influence First Nation experiences of working in mainstream organisations.
Unpacks and builds understanding of cultural obligation and barriers in the workplace for First Nation employees.
Discusses appropriate protocols of engagement with First Nation communities and building sustainable partnerships.
+ Cultural Leadership
This training is designed to decolonize leadership structures by unpacking the different leadership models that we come across within workplaces and building understanding of leadership from a First Nations perspective, and what cultural leadership brings to our experiences as leaders within our communities, organisations, and groups.
Our events program is designed around our core program and offers two forum opportunities to bring organisations and individuals together to share in knowledge, practices, and wellness. We also offer community events in partnership with individuals and organisations, information regarding events will be posted on our events page and our Facebook page.
+ Working in Two Worlds Forum
11th of November 2022
The Working in Two Worlds Forum will engage First Nations and Non-First Nations brothers and sisters to truth tell and have an honest reflection of our own fractured concept of race, cultural and identity. How do we challenge current systems to better facilitate and address the complex nature of working in two worlds for First Nations co-workers in mainstream services? While building strong allies who ensure cultural safety as a shared space of learning and of doing.
This forum brings prominent First Nations Elders, Leaders, Cultural holders, Activists and Allies together to share knowledge, to challenge change and provide you with an insight to understanding the concept of working in two worlds, but more importantly to deconstruct the current systems and be agents of change.
It all starts with a YARN . Join us this November and be part of the conversation.
+ Vai Nations Healing & Wellness Forum
The Vai Nation healing and wellness forum brings knowledge from First Nations in Australia and the Pasifika Nations together in sharing practice and healing through storytelling, ceremony, song, dance and connecting.
Information to be posted in due time.
DESIGN & ONLINE
Our design and online offerings are purely creative spaces to tell stories in the way we want to and to share these in designs that we hope people will like and use knowing the messages and images carry a story and a purpose. We started with our online store Salt Tribe in late 2020 and have now undergone some changes to our online offerings. The Salt Tribe name was changed in late 2021 to Salt Tribes as a way of opening opportunities for creatives from the First Nations and Pasifika Nations to collaborate with us in creating and designing unique one-of-a-kind products. Our hope is that this platform will support First Nations and Pasifika creatives to launch their own innovative brands. In late 2021 we started on the creation of Vai Nation, our new online platform purely for gifts and accessories.