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Quarterly newsletter June 2017

Quarterly newsletter June 2017

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  • Jul 07, 2017

    Welcome to our quarterly newsletter.

    We've got lots and lots of exciting new things to share with you, updates on the training available to individuals and organisations and some great new resources to support your learning.

    The BlackCard Team

    Our Managing Director and Founder, Mundanara Bayles, in the Commonwealth Bank Group's Cultural Capability Framework video
    Commonwealth Bank Group's
    Cultural Capability Framework

    BlackCard have finalised our first ever Cultural Capability Framework which will guide the Commonwealth Bank Group with their recently launched “Elevate Reconciliation Action Plan’. The Framework is based on Aboriginal Terms of Reference (ATR) using Aboriginal Approaches to Knowledge, guided by the BlackCard elders. Read more here.

    Lexicon Launch

    Recently BlackCard launched an app called “BlackCard Lexicon” which is an educational resource for people who wish to learn about Aboriginal Culture. It is like a dictionary with an A-Z reference guide that is simple to use and very affordable. Get it here on the app store if you’re an apple user or here for Android.

    Our BlackCard Gatherings are for graduates to come together to connect, continue the conversation around course material and catch up in a social setting. There'll be one coming up soon!

    BlackCard will be sharing a stall with Commonwealth Bank at the Musgrave Park Family Fun Day for NAIDOC on July 7.

    Keep an eye on our Facebook page for details of all our upcoming events.

    Aunty Lilla Watson

    Lilla Watson (born 1940) is a visual artist, activitst, educator and respected Aboriginal Elder. She is a Gangalu/Birri-Gubba woman who grew up on the Dawson River in Central Queensland and moved to Brisbane in the late 1960’s. She and other members of her family have become well known through their involvement in the Brisbane Aboriginal Community.
    Lilla along with her niece Mundanara Bayles, cofounded BlackCard, an Aboriginal owned and operated business which provides Aboriginal Educational workshops and Consultancy based on Aboriginal Terms of Reference.

    BlackCard's educational workshops are informed and guided by Aboriginal Terms of Reference which include: Law, philosophy, ethics, governance, and are based on all the knowledge that Aboriginal people have accumulated, developed and have practiced over the many thousands of years they have lived on this Great South Island now known as Australia.

    Learning Portal

    Available now on the new BlackCard Online Learning Portal are three core modules.  As you complete each module you will collect BlackCard Learning Badges. Access all three modules for 90 days for only $225 + GST. 

    Read the course outline and enrol here.  

    Core Modules

    Module 1: Introduction to Aboriginal Terms of Reference (ATR) 

    Module 2: Time-Clock Presentation

    Module 3: Intro to Colonialism and Myth Making

    BlackCard Library
    To support your learning and take your knowledge further, we've developed an exclusive knowledge library.

    Containing over 50 readings, lecture notes and articles, this resource will allow you to delve deep into concepts and constructs examined in our workshops. Annual access is available for only $99 for individuals, with discounts available to organisations wishing to purchase multiple library logins for their staff. 

    Find out more here or contact us to discuss your organisation's needs.

    You'll receive 30 day access to our online library when you're enrolled in our training.


    We can deliver Cultural Education workshops to your staff in a number of ways: 

    • BlackCard can deliver anything from a two hour introductory level workshop to a full day workshop. Our elders only facilitate the half day and full day program.

    • Our program can be tailored to meet the organisations RAP outcomes or internal strategic action plans (ie. Indigenous Employment/Engagement Strategies)

    • A Torres Strait Islander facilitator can be sub-contracted to deliver a 40min – 1hour session at your request

    • After a one off complimentary consultation BlackCard can negotiate a package and price accordingly. Discounts are available by negotiation for bulk subscribers to our online portal as well as a negotiated daily rate for face to face workshops.

    Get in touch to see what we can deliver for you and your organisation.

    What people are saying about our training...
    "I loved the course. The material covered in the course was like food for my soul.
    There are many things that made so much sense to me and have fundamentally
    reinforced and strengthened my views on what it means to be Aboriginal."

    BlackCard recently delivered training to a group of Brisbane Greeters