Kamamirna Kakirra is a 20 minute film which highlights the healing power of culture.
This film is told by Kaurna woman Katrina Power. It is about the pride she has as a Kaurna woman, and how story telling gives her family a sense of belonging and a cultural heritage of hope for language, culture and identity. It is a story for not only those families with a Kaurna connection, but many other Aboriginal people may gain a sense of their own pride and connection to culture by listening to Katrina’s wisdom and insight.
Information for Professionals
Aboriginal families are over represented in homelessness services and providing culturally safe and respectful support is paramount. Kamamirna Kakirra is a learning tool which highlights the healing power of culture.
This film is told by Katrina Power who works in Togerther4Kids. Katrina is available to support your service to develop cultural competence and for advice on working better with Nunga families.
Katrina’s story is about the pride she has as a Kaurna woman, and how story telling gives her family a sense of belonging and a cultural heritage of hope for language, culture and identity. It is a story for Aboriginal and non Indigenous people alike to gain wisdom and insight.
Some discussion questions that can be used when viewing this film for professional development could include:
- What has Katrina’s story got me thinking about by own cultural heritage?
- How will I support Aboriginal families and especially children to maintain or strengthen their connection to culture and identity while they are in the service?
- How will I become better informed about Aboriginal services and resources to support families in my services?
- How will this tool improve my capacity and confidence to engage with Aboriginal communities in SA?
- Each Aboriginal community has its own diversity. How will this one story allow me to distinguish commonalities and differences that are important to identity and pride across each Aboriginal community?
Information for Parents and Families
You might like to watch this with your children to strengthen their identify and connection to culture and country.
Katrina is available to support you and your children while you are going through difficult times, to ensure that you are strengthened by your connections and pride in your Aboriginal identity.