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Reconciliation in action: Ancient cultures unleashed through future innovations

When is it appropriate to use First Nations imagery & language?
And how do you know it is authentic? How do you connect with First Nations artists, Elders and Traditional Owner groups for artwork, language, performances and events? How do you take traditional First Nations principles and lessons into our modern event management practice? Including some common mistakes and how to avoid them. What are Reconciliation Action Plans (RAPs) and should you have one if you work with First Nations artwork and communities?

This is a genuine learning opportunity (with practical take aways on offer) that will not only contribute to Reconciliation commitments but improve practices and professionalism on many levels.

Rebecca Wessels

Rebecca Wessels is the founder and CEO of Ochre Dawn Pty Ltd a specialist marketing and branding business. With years of experience in community services and youth work, combined with skills obtained from over a decade working in corporate IT, Rebecca’s unique skill set and background offers a great foundation for creative solutions for clients’ needs.

A descendent of the Stolen Generations from Ngarrindjeri and Peramangk peoples, as well as the City of Salisbury founder, John Harvey, Rebecca is passionate about South Australia, First Nations’ community, storytelling and creative business practices.

Rebecca brings the preservation of language and culture to the forefront of innovative business practices by advocating for respect for ethnicity, diversity and multiculturalism. Rebecca’s background in working closely with First Nations, new Australians (former refugees) and international students has inspired her to engage the business community in a way that acknowledges and values the contributions of these groups.

Find out more about the PCOA23 Program here