First Nations Resilience Project

Resilience is described as the capacity of an individual or community to withstand and recover from adverse change. For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, resilience is not just about individuals adapting to change or recovering from the impact of adverse change but comes from Indigenous cultural revitalisation and recovery based on reclaiming Indigenous spirituality, Indigenous knowledges and practices and sense of communal and/or collective identity. This process can lead to a broader understanding of the Indigenous social, political and economic situation resulting in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people creating and developing their own ways of achieving cultural revival and self-determination.

The Edmund Rice Centre has worked with Aboriginal communities and projects across Australia to document stories of resilience as it relates to the ability of Indigenous people and communities to rebuild and strengthen themselves and their communities through their own knowledges and practices.

 

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