indigenist

Advocating for Indigenous Genius, Indigeneity and Wellbeing

Enhancing Indigenous #SuicidePrevention to be more culturally responsive

Leave a comment

From Tokenism to Citizenship

Enhancing Indigenous #SuicidePrevention to be more culturally responsive

8) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People and communities -initiated, shared decisions with mainstream organisations. – This happens when Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People and communities initiate projects or programs and decision-making is shared between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People and communities and mainstream organisations. These projects empower /authoritise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People and communities while at the same time enabling them to access and learn from the reciprocal sharing of experience and expertise of mainstream organisations.

7) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People and communities -initiated and directed – This step is when Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People and communities initiate and direct a project or program. Mainstream organisations are involved only in a supportive role.

6) Mainstream organisations and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People and communities –initiated; thinking together, sharing decisions – Occurs when projects or programs are initiated by both mainstream organisations and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People and communities and the decision-making is shared with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People and communities.

5) Consulted and informed – Happens when Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People give advice on projects or programs designed and run by mainstream organisations. The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Males are informed about how their input will be used and the outcomes of the decisions made by mainstream organisations.
4) Assigned but informed – This is where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People are assigned a specific role and informed about how and why they are being involved.

3) Tokenism – When Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People appear to be given a voice, but in fact have little or no choice about what they do or how they participate.

2) Decoration – Happens when Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People are used to help or “bolster” a cause/intention in a relatively indirect way, although mainstream organisations do not pretend that the cause/intention is inspired by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Male.

1) Manipulation – Happens where non- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People use Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People to support causes and pretend that the causes are inspired by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People

REF : Ladder_of_Participation_1

©Indigenist

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s