• Cultural Awareness Training

Robe River Services (RRS) provides a suite of face-to-face Cultural Awareness Training (CAT) offerings to meet the needs of organisations and staff cohorts who operate on Robe River Kuruma (RRK) Country.

Cultural Awareness Training, and the development of cultural competency within organisations is an important part of mandatory staff training. A culturally safe workforce considers power relations, cultural differences, and encourages workers to reflect on their own attitudes and beliefs. Cultural respect is achieved when individuals feel safe and cultural differences are respected. Robe River Kuruma’s cultural awareness training offerings can empower your staff to understand the distinct cultural values of the Aboriginal People on whose Country your operations or organisation sit and may impact.

There are four Cultural Awareness Training offerings:

Virtual Reality Cultural Training Experience

This immersive experience allows the individual to listen and learn the Robe River Kuruma story, as told by Elders on Country in the Robe Valley.

The story has beautiful scenery shot on the banks of Jajiwurra (the Robe River).

The video will run up to 30 minutes, followed up by a short Question and Answer session and can be run in small groups or on an individual basis.

4-Hour Classroom Session

Two facilitators will provide more detailed history of the Robe River Kuruma People, relevant to your workplace in the Pilbara.

The classroom covers topics like Robe River Kuruma Country and language, traditional cultural life, impacts of colonisation during early Pilbara history, and provides tips on improving workplace relationships with Robe River Kuruma People.

On-Country Immersion Experience

This full day experience is offered with different family groups which allows participants to visit significant sites on Robe River Kuruma Country, including Bungaroo, the Middle Robe, Parlapuuni (Pannawonica Hill) and other significant places in the company of Robe River Kuruma Traditional Owner guides.

Trips last up to 8 hours depending on client needs and are generally accompanied by up to four Robe River Kuruma guides.

Welcome to Country

Protocols for welcoming visitors to Country have always been a part of Aboriginal culture. Boundaries were clear, and crossing into another group’s Country required a request for permission to enter.

When permission was granted the hosting group would welcome the visitors, offering them safe passage and protection of their spiritual being during the journey. Visitors had to respect the protocols and rules of the Traditional Owners while on their Country.

Today, while these protocols have been adapted to contemporary circumstances, the essential elements remain: welcoming visitors and respect for Country.

Our Welcome to Country offering is available for corporate stakeholders who wish to book ahead of a significant event held on Robe River Kuruma Country. One of our senior Traditional Owners will officially open your event and Welcome attendees to Robe River Kuruma Country.

To book this service we will require additional information such as location, attendees, and a formal invitation from the event organiser. Please provide the additional information on the link below.

Book either a one-hour virtual reality training experience, a four-hour classroom-based introduction to Robe River Kuruma People, traditions, and Country, or a full-day on Country cultural immersion experience.

The sites for delivery of the products are many and will include:

  • Pannawonica
  • Karratha
  • Perth
  • Other sites for delivery by negotiation.

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Introductory Cultural Training

4-hour program, two facilitators, flat program fee irrespective of the number of participants to a maximum of 16. Cost: $6500 (+GST) Once your booking is submitted, an invoice will be generated and payment must be made within 5 days of date of invoice.
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On Country Cultural Immersion Day

Cost: $11000 (+GST) which includes lunches and 4WD transport during the day out. Once your booking is submitted, an invoice will be generated and payment must be made within 5 days of date of invoice.
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Virtual Reality Cultural Training Experience

Available at the RRK offices in Karratha, Unit 5 / 9 Hedland Place, Karratha WA 6714. 30-minute duration.  Cost: $80 (+GST) per person per viewing (unless under Contract price with RRS)
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Welcome to Country

This service is available for Corporate Stakeholders who wish to book ahead of a significant event held on RRK country. One of our senior RRK members can be reserved to officially open your event and perform a Welcome to Robe River Country.
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Week 29: 2024-07-15 - 2024-07-21

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Time
Monday
15-07
Tuesday
16-07
Wednesday
17-07
Thursday
18-07
Friday
19-07
Saturday
20-07
Sunday
21-07
9:00 - 11:00 Available
11:00 - 13:00
13:00 - 15:00
15:00 - 17:00
Monday 15-07
9:00 - 11:00
11:00 - 13:00
13:00 - 15:00
15:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 16-07
9:00 - 11:00

$6,500.00Available

11:00 - 13:00
13:00 - 15:00
15:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 17-07
9:00 - 11:00
11:00 - 13:00
13:00 - 15:00
15:00 - 17:00
Thursday 18-07
9:00 - 11:00
11:00 - 13:00
13:00 - 15:00
15:00 - 17:00
Friday 19-07
9:00 - 11:00
11:00 - 13:00
13:00 - 15:00
15:00 - 17:00
Saturday 20-07
9:00 - 11:00
11:00 - 13:00
13:00 - 15:00
15:00 - 17:00
Sunday 21-07
9:00 - 11:00
11:00 - 13:00
13:00 - 15:00
15:00 - 17:00

Please be aware that times can be slightly altered in case of extreme weather.

Please note: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website may contain images, voices or names of deceased persons in photographs, film, audio recordings or printed material.