This is ‘Forever Business’ – excerpts from the report…

What is cultural safety? 

Page 14, Paragraph 3

The term first emerged in the context of the Maori nursing fraternity in Auterora/New Zealand. Cultural safety is:

“an environment that is safe for people: where there is no assault, challenge or denial of their identity, of who they are and what they need. It is about shared respect, shared meaning, shared knowledge and experience, of learning, living and working together with dignity and truly listening” (Williams 1999, pp. 212f)

Commonly, the concept of cultural safety is used in the context of promoting mainstream environments which are culturally competent. But there is a also a need to ensure that Aboriginal community environments are also culturally safe and promote the strengthening of culture.

Lateral Love Australia believes the only true way to eradicate Lateral Violence and the manifestations of this negative force from our families, communities, and societies is to ensure the practice of Cultural Safety is adopted in all areas for all peoples.

About Lateral Love™ Australia

Lateral Love™ Australia Lateral Love Australia is devoted to bringing lateral violence, particularly for Aboriginal & Islander (including the Torres Strait) Peoples of Australia, into the public arena. Lateral Love™ Australia aims to share truthful information about the history of Australia, highlighting the deliberate impact of colonisation, and the damage made to the Human Spirit regardless of race due the manifestations of lateral violence. William Brian Butler & his niece Nicola Butler are the individuals behind the "Lateral Love & Spirit of Care for all Humankind 2012 - 2022 Campaign". This campaign is a product of the culmination of the life works of William Brian Butler and Nicola Butler creating an ongoing, living, breathing environment for positive discussions, development of resources and suggestions for change that will have a lasting impact for Human Rights, Social Inclusion and the Spiritual and Emotional Well being for all Aboriginal and Islander peoples in this country.
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One Response to This is ‘Forever Business’ – excerpts from the report…

  1. manfly says:

    Reblogged this on manflyblog and commented:
    ♥ Reblogged by manfly ♥ …  love peace & harmony to All

    beam me up.

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