A child is Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander if they have one or more parents who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.
Culture is an important part of shaping the way we come to understand the world, how we think, communicate and what values we consider important.
As a carer for an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander child your role is to:
a child’s access to family and community
the child’s understanding of their culture
the child’s connection to their community
There is a great deal of diversity of cultural and social practices across Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. At the time of invasion there were over 250 different Indigenous languages spoken in Australia. Today there are fewer than 60 in use.
Please refer to Section 3- “Connection to Culture” of this resource for further information about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture