Voices in Action is a podcast by CREATE Foundation giving a platform to children and young people in care.
CREATE is the national consumer body for children and young people with care experience across Australia. This podcast has been created as a platform for young people to talk about issues that are important to them - as we support them to connect, feel empowered, and create positive change in the care system.
Voices in Action: Isaiah Dawe
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Welcome to episode three of ‘Voices in Action’, a podcast by the CREATE Foundation – the national consumer body for children and young people with a care experience. We are the voice - for children and young people in care across Australia. This podcast is designed to give young people a platform to discuss issues important to them. Make sure you subscribe for future episodes!
As part of our celebrations of NAIDOC Week 2020, we are excited to bring you an interview between a CREATE Young Consultant and CEO and Founder of ID Know Yourself, Isaiah Dawe. Isaiah himself grew up in out-of-home care, and was estranged from his culture from quite a young age. As he grew up, he was able to reconnect with his family and culture, which helped him in developing his identity. Isaiah then started ID Know Yourself, an organization which supports young Aboriginal people with experience in out-of-home care in reconnecting with their culture, and nurtures their development outside of care.
The interview was incredibly insightful and shone a light on a number of issues faced by children and young people in the care sector, including the challenging journey of identity and cultural connection experienced by many First Nations young people with a care experience.
Thank you to the CREATE Young Consultant who conducted the interview and a huge thank you to Isaiah for generously sharing his time and insights. If you’d like to learn more about ID Know Yourself, check the links below.
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ID Know Yourself: www.idknowyourself.com
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Introducing Voices in Action
Welcome to Voices in Action - a podcast by the CREATE Foundation.