The purpose of Ngandhi Bala-dhu?
All information for the board game is drawn from policies, news, personal stories and my experiences as a proud Wiradjuri person.
Aboriginal people have their identity questioned daily by people with no understanding of what it means to be Aboriginal. A day in my life as an Aboriginal person is to continually tell my story and justify who I am. Unfortunately, there has been a severe lack in available Aboriginal education and countless negative news stories about Aboriginal peoples which provides many people with misinformation and support the formation of views that may not be accurate.
This resource addresses the above issues, as well as other arguments and common statements that often get thrown around, such as, “That happened 200 years ago, get over it!”. This resource has been developed as a timeline with dates against each fact or scenario. The timelines clearly demonstrate events from 220 years ago, right up to this current day.
The game has been designed to build cultural awareness and understanding amongst all peoples and to help facilitate reconciliation and healing through engaging group discussions.
Cultural awareness must be approached holistically to gain the greatest level of understanding. This game provides one part of that holistic approach and should be used in conjunction with other cultural awareness programs and activities.
This site has been developed to compliment the lifes work of Uncle Dr Stan Grant with linguistic support from Dr John Rudder. The resources you will find here are designed to expand on and to compliment existing resources (Books, DVD's, and apps).