This chapter explores the notions of connection to Country and culture from both Wiradyuri and non-Wiradyuri perspectives. It also explores how immersion in Country—in Wiradyuri Country and Ngiyeempaa Country—can be an educative tool that is both powerful and empowering but also comes with certain risks. This chapter is marked by multiple voices, opinions and viewpoints which honour the unique perspectives and experiences of each person. This polyvocal approach (Pithouse-Morgan et al., 2015; Thimm, Chaudhuri, & Mahler, 2017; Tobin & Davidson, 1990) provides an opportunity for individual reflections both personally and professionally on what the authors feel learning in country can bring to the academe as a key aspect in building meaningful relationships with First Nations people.
|Title of host publication||Teaching Aboriginal Cultural Competence|
|Subtitle of host publication||Authentic Approaches|
|Editors||Barbara Harris, Jillene Harris, Ruth Bacchus|
|Place of Publication||Singapore|
|Number of pages||12|
|Publication status||Published - 12 Nov 2020|