Darak spreads its branches
Australian Stroke Alliance collaborators will soon be offered access to a range of tailor-made webinars and workshops to help us conduct research alongside Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and academics. Addressing the high incidence of stroke within First Nations communities is a key focus for the alliance, so the work of the groundbreaking Darak team is fundamental. Darak will grow to become an open and accessible resource for alliance members in the years ahead.
OneMOB and the Indigenous Knowledge Bank platforms will produce eight webinars over two years, providing an opportunity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander academics to present their work. They will be recorded and shared widely.
A series of four ‘Community of Practice’ workshops will take place over 12 months, providing an interactive environment and opportunities for discussion on topics including:
- Positioning and framing – Indigenous ways of knowing, being and doing,
- Cultural safety, cultural load and how to be a good ally
- History of Indigenous health research – the role of science and medicine in colonisation and control of Indigenous peoples’ lives
- Deficit narratives in Indigenous health research
- Indigenous governance and self-determination
- Indigenous governance and data sovereignty in Indigenous health research
- Indigenous methodologies in Indigenous health research
If you have any questions about OneMOB and the Indigenous Knowledge Bank or working in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research space, please contact the Darak Team by emailing: DARAK-Team@unimelb.edu.au The Darak Team is your first point of contact for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander matters. Darak is a shared resource designed to centre Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leadership and governance, support cultural awareness, and strengthen Community engagement in health research.