The Foundation Way
The ‘Jack Thompson Foundation Way’ is a two-way concept, the “Living ground” and “Two-way learning” the use of these concepts in all we do ensures respect and preservation of cultural values, both in the project community and in the country as a whole.
– Two-Way Learning
– Discovering our common humanity
– Living & Learning together
– Respecting and Learning the Aboriginal way
– Individual respect
– Respect for law
– Respect elders
– Respect for family
– Our knowledge has to be relevant
– Our knowledge has to be presented to fit into an Aboriginal worldview
– Our knowledge has to fit into their belief systems
The Living Ground
The ‘Living Ground’, is key to culturally appropriate work and ongoing employment outcomes. The ‘Living Ground’, is the local resources that are available ‘On Country”, that can be used in construction of building, Aquaponics Systems etc, this could be trees for timber dwellings, sand and clay for rammed earth, Stone etc.
The ‘Living Ground’ has sustained the local Indigenous populations for over 40,000 years.
The Foundation ensures success of the projects it facilitates by following these guidelines and encouraging local aboriginal people to have ownership of their own projects.