Revitalising First Nations Communities Through Collaborative Creative Practice: Culture-centred, service-oriented ways of working in Indigenous communities

Bernard Sullivan

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    Abstract

    Communication for International Community Development conference, presentation on methodology with published report, University of Sydney, June 2017

    Bernard Sullivan will present a culture centred way of working through collaborative creative practice with many potential applications. He will outline the production of a film and book called "Yindyamarra Yambuwan" with Wiradjuri Elders who hold knowledge about the concept of Yindyamarra (respect). The film is primarily a resource for the Wiradjuri that supports their vision for cultural revitalisation. A concept such as Yindyamarra has implications for healthy relationships and community governance structures that have a cultural match. The benefits of creating this type of "media" are multiple, including the value that a revitalised cultural identity provides for health, wellbeing and self-esteem. The sale of the created resource is also a mechanism supporting economic self-determination. There are many examples of media resources that promote health and education for development, but this kind of communication of cultural values, reinforcing a community’s unique strengths, is potentially of immense value for education and health programs in Indigenous and international social development contexts.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationMedia Approaches to Communicating for Development
    Subtitle of host publicationCommunication for Development Roundtable 2017 Proceedings
    EditorsValentina Baú, Tait Brimacombe
    PublisherUniversity of New South Wales
    Pages6-6
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2017
    EventCommunication for Development Roundtable 2017 - University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Duration: 13 Jun 201714 Jun 2017

    Conference

    ConferenceCommunication for Development Roundtable 2017
    Abbreviated titleMedia Approaches to Communicating for Development
    CountryAustralia
    CitySydney
    Period13/06/1714/06/17

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    Sullivan, B. (2017). Revitalising First Nations Communities Through Collaborative Creative Practice: Culture-centred, service-oriented ways of working in Indigenous communities. In V. Baú, & T. Brimacombe (Eds.), Media Approaches to Communicating for Development: Communication for Development Roundtable 2017 Proceedings (pp. 6-6). University of New South Wales.