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Lou Turner is a proud Anangu father with Pitjantjatjara connections to Docker River and Mutitjulu communities. In this episode, Lou shares his journey of ‘walking in two worlds’, and the hopes and challenges he faces as an Aboriginal father in contemporary Australia. He provides insights into his experience as a descendant of the Stolen Generation and shares the hopes that he has for his children and community.
This conversation will help to develop your understandings of and ability to connect with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander fathers in your work.
In this episode you will learn:
- how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men challenge dominant negative stereotypes and assumptions daily through resilience, strength and integrity [06:42]
- how the legacy of inequality and unequal power distribution plays out in your interactions with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men [08:09]
- how the effects of colonisation and the legacy of the Stolen Generations has significantly affected Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men, both as parents and individuals [20:24].
Further information and resources
- Rebuilding our shields: Sharing the stories of deadly dads [online course]
- Stories of deadly dads: How Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander fathers keep strong [videos]
- In focus: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children [article]
- Improving the social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children [online course]