The AYCC Solidarity Training is usually an in-person one-day training targeted at non-Indigenous young people (under 30 years of age) who are currently volunteering or wanting to volunteer with AYCC. The training has been written by Karrina Nolan from Original Power ( and has been developed in consultation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, but will be run by non-Indigenous people.

Due to our COVID19 context, we'll be delivering this Solidarity Training in multiple sessions - this workshop is the third in the series covering:

  • On our terms: identity, representation and self-determination
  • There are over 300 different Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nations and many more language groups. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people live everywhere, on their homelands in communities away from cities, on their country in towns, and a great number live in urban areas both on and off their own country.

  • It’s important to acknowledge people are diverse with different lived experiences, kinship and cultural practices and responsibilities. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples cannot be treated as a homogeneous people.

  • This session is about exploring some of these differences and also gaining a better understanding of the different levels of control over their own lives, what is meant by self-determination and why it’s important.

  • This time together will set the scene for going deeper, thinking about the impacts of colonisation on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and some of the contemporary challenges and issues.
  • This session will also support you to think about what you might need to make your solidarity work to be deeper, effective and long lasting.

This is an essential opportunity to develop core solidarity skills, and to learn from First Nations people, who continue to fight at the forefront of the climate justice movement. 

*Please note: If you're not under 30, nor looking to volunteer with the AYCC, this training is unfortunately not for you! This session has been designed for AYCC volunteers and those who are looking to actively volunteer with the AYCC.


A note on accessibility: This training will be delivered online. If you require closed captions or have any other accessibility needs, please get into contact with Grace via the details below. We welcome people of all abilities, diversity of genders, sexual identities, racial backgrounds, cultures, languages and experiences.

Please get in contact with Grace on 0416 942 034 or [email protected] if you require any adjustments to feel comfortable or to be able to fully participate!


We would like to acknowledge that wherever we are, we are on stolen Aboriginal land. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. We acknowledge the leadership of Seed Indigenous Youth Climate Network in the fight for land rights and climate justice, and work towards a decolonised future free of capitalism, colonialism and the patriarchy that continues to marginalise communities on this continent.

August 29, 2020 at 10:55am - 1pm
Online - Zoom
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Abigail Benham-Bannon Katie MacLaren Kenta Matsumoto Noa Abrahams Julie Nguyen ruby power Theo Boltman Bo Smith Madeleine Clarke Edie McAsey

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Abigail Benham-Bannon
Katie MacLaren
Kenta Matsumoto
Noa Abrahams
Julie Nguyen
ruby power
Theo Boltman
Bo Smith
Madeleine Clarke
Edie McAsey


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