2022 Pre-conference Workshops and Activities

Join Dr Matilda Williams-House, Ngambri/Ngunnawal/Wiradyuri Elder and Paul Girrawah House for the Mirrabee Cultural Tour starting at Tuggeranong Creek Axe Grinding Groove site for Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony, with presentations on bush tucker, medicinal plants, traditional weapons followed by tours of the National Gallery of Australia (NGA), Parliament House (Yirrakala Bark Statement & Barunga Statement) and the Aboriginal Tent Embassy. 

Depart Crown Plaza Canberra 8:30 am. Arrive back at Crown Plaza 4:30 pm. Morning and afternoon tea will be supplied and lunch is at the National Gallery of Australia at your own expense. Tour cost: $300 (+gst)

Download full itinerary HERE.

Jenny Dries is a Kaurna-Minya Woman (Adelaide Plains People) born in 1958. Both her Grandmothers were Kaurna –Minya woman. Her Grandfather on her mothers side was a Nurrunga man (York Peninsula South East of Adelaide).

Jenny is a Watercolour Artist, Writer, Glass Artist, Weaver, Teacher and Storyteller. Join Jenny in this workshop and learn the art of Traditional Coil Basket Weaving. 

Time: 1pm – 4pm –  afternoon tea included

Workshop cost: $200 (+gst)

Yalul Ngurra was created to share culture, knowledge’s and story to anyone willing to learn. 

Join Ben Schreiber in making a set of clapsticks while having a yarn about mental health issues, learn about timber work and it’s importance in culture, community and improving wellbeing. And complete an artwork.

Ben is a proud Wiradjuri, Budjalung, Wonnarua man who lives on Country in Wagga Wagga NSW, Wiradjuri Country. He is a proud father of three little boys and part owner of Yalul Ngurra with his partner Talara Freeman.

Ben strives to share culture side by side through timber work with people and community to empower and achieve belong with self. He has a passion for bushfoods, medicines, crafting timber work and just walking on country.

Time: 1pm – 4pm –  afternoon tea included

Workshop cost: $200 (+gst)

The Working with and learning from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people workshop will be jointly facilitated by Aboriginal and non-Indigenous facilitators, drawing on cultural, personal, and professional knowledge, and experiences across a broad range of settings.

Utilising the principles and capabilities of the IAHA Cultural Responsiveness in Action Framework, and experiences and learnings within the occupational therapy profession, the workshop will focus on effective allyship and how to walk alongside Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Time: 9am – 4pm – morning tea, afternoon tea and lunch included

Workshop cost: $200 (+gst)

Learn more about the workshop HERE.


For more information on workshops contact amanda@iaha.com.au or phone (02) 6285 1010.