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Thursday, 12 May 2016

Resources on appropriate Aboriginal terminology

Two resources which give guidance on appropriate word usage when working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Communicating positively : a guide to appropriate Aboriginal terminology.

The purpose of this guide is to provide NSW Health staff with background information and guidance on appropriate word usage when working with Aboriginal people and communities, and when developing policy and programs to improve health outcomes for Aboriginal people. The use of accurate and non-offensive language is an essential component of Aboriginal cultural respect and communication training. The guide includes the historical background to the recommendations.

Talking terminology for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people [Croakey]

Not sure how to refer to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people or just want to check you are getting it right? Watch the video! [Duration 04:09]

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