‘Respect Our Elders’ Aboriginal brochure launched

GT_Elders_2_29Apr14_cropped_smallA two year association between Seniors Rights Victoria and Gunditjmara Aboriginal Cooperative culminated in the release of the ‘Respect Our Elders’ brochure in Warrnambool on April 29th. Elders, community members and staff from local organisations attended the launch, which was funded by the Victoria Law Foundation. ‘Respect Our Elders’ is the first Koorie-specific pamphlet on elder abuse in Victoria. Elder abuse is no more prevalent in Koorie communities than other parts of the community, but after talks with staff and community members of Gunditjmara, it was decided to develop and produce a relevant and meaningful pamphlet for the whole Gunditjmara community. The pamphlet, designed by Jodie Brennan of Deadly Design, features the totem of a shield, a protective emblem. The language used is accessible and easy to understand and promotes elders as custodians of Aboriginal culture. Abuse of elders is NOT deadly! Aboriginal_Brochure_Elder Abuse DL (PDF 456 kB)