Our Truth Our Way
Truth Telling. Story telling.
Applications are closed for Our Truth Our Way 2023.
Our Truth Our Way started in June of 2023 and ended in October of 2023. If you have questions or want more information about Our Truth Our Way, you can contact Tallulah Brown, email@example.com.
Our Truth Our Way is a three month intensive workshop for young (18-35) First Nations people to learn and refine truthtelling and storytelling.
Guided by the FYA First Nations team and First Nations media experts Aiesha Saunders and Rachael Hocking, participants will engage in a series of six virtual workshops to learn everything from foundational journalism skills and ethics, to legal risk and community protocol; and social media content creation, presenting and podcasting. At the end of the program participants will be supported to produce and publish one original content piece.
The program will centre the needs and wellbeing of participants, adapting as necessary to cater to the specific interests of the successful applicants. It will also ensure that the group remains connected both virtually and offline.
Platforming and amplifying the sovereign storytelling of young mob and their calls is critical to achieving social change.
Our Truth Our Way will help to build the power of young mob by backing them to be critical thinkers and fearless truth tellers who can dismantle barriers and empower the future of black independent media.
By being a part of Our Truth Our Way, participants have the opportunity to learn from peers, mentors and industry professionals on the skills needed for truthtelling and storytelling in the media, including:
At the end of the program participants will be supported to produce and publish one original content piece.
Applications for this program in 2023 is closed.
Young First Nations people aged 18-35 who are passionate about truthtelling and storytelling and wish to add to their skills and learn in this three month intensive course.
We encourage and prioritise young mob aged 18-35 years who are passionate about truthtelling and storytelling and have lived experience in the justice system, state care, mental health system, housing precarity and those mob who live remote, rural or regional.
FYA First Nations seeks to ensure Our Truth Our Way is an inclusive and safe place for young First Nations parents, people with criminal records, disabilities; and LGBTQIA+ communities.
Participants will be selected in a panel selection by the manager of the Our Truth Our Way program, Tallulah Brown, and the two headers and facilitators, Rachael Hocking and Aiesha Saunders.
Participants will be assessed on the following criteria:
Successful applicants will be notified on the 8 of May.
Additional facilitators will be announced in coming weeks.
We work to make all our events as accessible to as many people as possible.
As this will be held online, this will be COVID-19 safe. After the selection process we will be asking how we can make this course more accessible to the participants.
Auslan Interpreters can be provided.
Our Truth Our Way is fully funded by FYA. FYA is investing $2.3 million into our dedicated First Nations work over 3 years (2021-2023).
Some projects like Our Truth Our Way are run by the First Nations team and some are run jointly with our team + other teams at FYA.
For more information you can contact Tallulah Brown, firstname.lastname@example.org.