Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Carers

Our program coordinator has expertise with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural needs and works directly with carers to link them into several areas of support.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Carers

Our program coordinator has expertise with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural needs and works directly with carers to link them into several areas of support. 

All carers who identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander are eligible for this program.

Call Carers ACT to find out more about this program and how else we can help you.

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Program is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and supported by the Australian Government.

Yarning Trips

Yarning trips are designed to help carers "get away" and learn more about Indigenous cultural practices around Australia. Each of these trips include traditional cultural elements, such as a welcome from local Indigenous communities to the visiting Canberra Indigenous people, singing, dancing, art and history.

Recent trips include to Jervis Bay, Narooma and Bundanoon and involved activities such as singing, dancing, art, history and bush tucker tours.

The latest Yarning Trip was in June, when Carers ACT hosted a group of our Indigenous carers to a three day cultural break in Jervis Bay. Our sincere thanks to the Wreck Bay community for welcoming us to country and for treating us to a range of cultural experiences including a bush tucker tour, campfire yarns and a whale watching trip.

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Reconciliation Week Cultural Entertainment Lunch

Carers ACT warmly welcomed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander carers, friends and staff to our Reconciliation Day lunch on 1 June 2017 to celebrate and raise awareness of the First Peoples. Special guests included fifth generation Ngunnawal Elder Warren Daly, Reconciliation Australia representative Hayley Roberts, and Aboriginal musician and artist Darren Rix.

Lunch was catered by 'Coast to Coast the Golden Roast Canberra' at our offices in Holt at 80 Beaurepaire Cresent

For more information on Reconcilation Week visit Reconciliation Australia's website:  here 

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