Key Notes and Presentations
Experienced public speakers, Black Knowledge CEO Craig Sams and Researcher/Author Jo Kamira can be booked for delivery of key notes and presentations at your conference or event.
Indigenous Stakeholder Liaison
We know how important it is your stories are heard. We interpret research for diverse and targeted audiences in alignment with best practice principles of Indigenous Interpretation, ensuring that stories and knowledge are shared and passed on future generations. The collective experience of Black Knowledge Austalia and our associates Kotahi Tourism in interpreting Indigenous stories includes:
Web and print publications
Exhibition, tour and education program development
Presentations and public programs
As an Indigenous organisation, our values and ethos stem from who we are as Indigenous people and our relationship to people and country. We understand the cultural nuances and mores that stem from working with different mobs and clan groups. We collaborate and negotiate potential issues, which may arise, particularly in relation to projects in which stakeholders are Traditional Custodians as well as mob displaced from country as a result of colonisation. We understand that all stories are important and contribute to Black knowledge and understanding of who we are as a people and our connection to country.
The collection of oral histories are an intrinsic part of Indigenous memory. We have given examples (above) where oral history has been used as part of our research methodology. However, we know that it is important to build relationships prior to eliciting oral history and to do so sensitively and collaboratively, allowing the interviewee to entrust us with the gift of their story.
We use cognitive interviewing techniques. Both Craig and Jo have been extensively trained in this technique. Jo was also the Subject Coordinator at Charles Sturt University teaching basic and advanced Interviewing techniques to investigators and police. In their other Human Resource business, Capital Workplace, Jo and Craig have interviewed and transcribed hundreds of interviews with diverse participants.
Our interviewees also receive an audio (and video if recorded) and transcribed copy of their interview (if they wish). We store the originals recording in a secure location.
We base our research from an Indigenous perspective. That can often mean placing yourself into the research. Conversely, it means that we are Indigenous people collaborating with other Indigenous people to tell their story. This places us into a unique position where we are entrusted with sacred knowledge, not merely observing as anthropologists or historians.
Cultural capacity training
Black Knowledge offers both on and off-site cultural capacity training based on your needs. Our training includes real life scenarios and situations, designed to develop undertsanding and awareness. We recognize the one size does not fit all approach and also understand that it is not always cost effective to remove your staff from the workplace for a full day of training. We offer half-day, 1-day and multi-day training programs, depending on your requirements. Call us on 02 6231 0066 to discuss your organisation or business needs.
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