Talking Up Our Strengths is a set of 22 stunning photomontage cards that celebrate the strengths and resilience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.
These cards are the result of a dynamic partnership between the Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care (SNAICC) and Innovative Resources. The themes of these cards include children, identity, knowledge, Elders, connection, celebrations, heroes, colours, language, stories, humour, music, sport, health, pride and hope. While these cards focus on the strengths that are inherent within two of the world’s most enduring Indigenous cultures, they can also be used by people from any cultural background to build rich conversations about their own strengths and communities.
Together with the booklet of suggested uses, this card set offers ways to nurture pride and help people put into words memories, feelings, ideas, hopes and dreams. As well as being a visual feast, Talking Up Our Strengths is a catalyst for essential conversations and storytelling about Indigenous strengths and relationship-building in schools, communities, groups, social work settings, board rooms, family gatherings and back yards.
Whether spread out across the kitchen bench or on the tables of policy makers and politicians, these cards can be used as tools for reconciliation, social justice and pride in cultural diversity.
- Can you tell any stories about the strengths portrayed in this card?
- Which cards represents key strengths in your family or community?
- If one card could be your guide or motto, which card would you choose?
22 laminated, full colour cards, 160 x 140mm, polypropylene box, 24-page booklet