Aboriginal woman making a sand painting in NT, Australia.

Module 2 - Understanding the past, present and way forward

This video helps us to understand the history and impacts of colonisation on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people so we can be effective in the present and create change for the future.

It examines stages of government policies including invasion and settlement, protection and segregation, assimilation, integration, and towards self-determination.

This module will help with understanding how the lived experience of inter-generational trauma is everyday for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and how many are still struggling with the effects of discrimination and vilification, and its manifestation in the overrepresentation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the justice system.

Finally this module ends by talking about how communities need to be empowered to make their own decisions and supported with Indigenous led solutions.

Step 1: Watch Video

Step 2: Complete quiz

Thanks for watching the first module of Amnesty’s cultural competency videos.

Now please take our short quiz (6 questions) to test your knowledge.

Please note: this step is mandatory for all staff and Board members but we strongly encourage everyone to complete it. We also welcome any feedback at rap@amnesty.org.au.

Next Steps

You have taken the next step to understanding how the past continues to effect how we work together to create change. Now to the final module in the series:

Module 3: Creating change for the future: social change and activism




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