Natalie: It is not only that but also like being part of the committee, part of the school Aboriginal programs, like ASSPA
(Aboriginal Student Support and Parent Awareness), and so on, being more actively involved in these things.
The task of developing relations with Aboriginal communities has been the object for many years of the Aboriginal Student support and Parental Awareness (ASSPA
) program which aims to formalise Aboriginal parents in school-decisionmaking through the provision of funds to ASSPA
committees, which are chaired by the school principal.
It examines how the ASSPA
protects and supports the relationship of schools in shaping culture and politics and how the ASSPA
and schooling can be infused with new insights, perspectives, philosophies, and approaches through practices that traverse cultural and political relationships.