best of both worlds
The Best of Both Worlds provides a unique experience all on the one day, starting with Half day Cultural Competency then stepping out into the bush on a cultural tour including shared history, story telling, yarning and afternoon tea.
This is a laid back day, providing a culturally safe environment for open yarning, asking questions, talking about issues and building on your cultural understanding.
On Yorta Yorta Country
You will start this learning experience with a half day cultural competency training session with Robynne and then head out into the bush at the Flats at Mooroopna for an afternoon with brothers Larry and Len, hearing about their stories of growing up on the Flats and their eventual move to Rumbalara housing.
This includes sitting around a campfire, yarning, debriefing, talking about issues relevant to your work, and cultural activities.
On-Country learning is a unique experience. We can offer flexible packages that involve a combination of Cultural Competency training and spending time in a bush setting.
Or we can work with you to tailor make the experience to suit your group e.g. spending the day at Barmah National Park, yarning with Elders, visiting sites with Uncle Colin Walker, and barbeque lunch.
Talk to us about what would work best for your group and we will work with you to create a unique experience.
On Yorta Yorta Country Testimonials
On Jaara Country
The Best of Both Worlds experience is also offered on Jaara country, where Robynne joins her cousins Rick and Kane Nelson. Robynne again provides a half day cultural competency training session. Your group can then step out into the bush for an on-country tour with Rick and Kane who have extensive knowledge about Jaara people, country and history.
This experience will include cultural activities when and as appropriate. We can tailor-make our activities according to your groups needs, so give Rick a call on 0484 608 693 to have a yarn.
Honouring Uncle Brien Nelson:
We take this time to honour Brien Nelson our Elder, Father and Uncle – his many years of work across Victoria in Aboriginal cultural heritage and protection. And his ongoing love and commitment to working across Jaara country in education, tourism, cultural heritage and survey. His work was ground-breaking, bridge-building, leading the way for so many today. He really was one of a kind and is sadly missed.
Rick and Kane spent a lifetime working and learning alongside their dad, and strive to continue his work on Jaara country. Rick has taken on a Elder leadership role , and has over 20 years experience in Aboriginal cultural heritage and survey.
We three now unite on Jaara country and are honoured to have this opportunity to continue the work of our Father and Uncle – in ‘our way’. But we do so knowing it is he who paved the way for us all, he cleared our path, and he continues to fly over us alongside Bunjil, protecting Jaara country and people, and guiding our work. And so it is.