RCA Theatre Company

Squawk

Content taught through the Indigenous Cultural Diversity Training from First Light.

Cultural Humility – Create an environment where people feel safe expressing their culture.

How to learn cultural humility –

  • Challenge personal biases.
  • Be willing to adapt.
  • Be aware of your privilege.
  • Learn about other cultures.
  • Interact with other cultures.

How to try and achieve cultural humility –

  • Create an environment where people feel safe expressing their culture.
  • Partner with cultural organisations.

 

Activities to celebrate culture –

  • Storytelling.
  • Art.
  • Music.
  • Traditional foods.
  • Use of languages.
  • Crafts.
  • Talking Circles.

Barriers to communication –

  • Preconceived ideas.
  • Difference in non-verbal cues.
  • English as a second language.
  • Culture shock.
  • Lack of respect/understanding.
  • Not wanting to ask for help.
  • Family roles.

Removing cultural/communication barriers –

  • Learn more about the culture.
  • Watch for communicating styles.
  • Think about their experiences.
  • Make sure you understand each other.
  • Be positive.
  • If you don’t know, ask.

Cross Cultural Communication –

  • Eye contact.
  • Touch.
  • Gestures.
  • Vocals.
  • Physical space between people.