Watnanda Services

Social Research


Our research is undertaken with an Indigenist methodology framework and guided by Blak ethics and Social Work ethics. The Indigenist methodology framework reflects the ways of knowing, being and doing. This allows the research design to be guided by the Aboriginal community based on key principles. The principles include:

  • Recognition of the Indigenous world view,
  • Honouring Aboriginal social norms,
  • Emphasis on social, historical, and political contexts which shape our existence, and privileging the voices, experiences and lives of Aboriginal people and Aboriginal lands.

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The facilitation style depends on the job at hand. For example,

  • Facilitating truth telling sessions: the approach would be based on trauma informed practice and co-designing the session with participants.
  • Facilitating to develop a strategic planning: pre workshop meeting, preparation, and delivery by providing a progress focus, democratic, motivational, performance focus and co-designed with the client.
  • Facilitating a workshop relating to feedback from a consultation; pre workshop meeting, planning, preparation, analysis of readiness by using different methods i.e., surveys, conversations etc.
  • Facilitating Aboriginal Cultural Competency Framework Audits process; pre workshop meeting, planning preparation, surveys, and debrief after the audit.

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education and training


  • Evaluating/reviewing programs and projects is conducted by using a framework that shows the benefits, challenges, impacts/values, and opportunities. The approach taken is conducted in 5 phases: 1/ engagement, 2/ interviews/surveys, 3/ documenting the interviews, 4/ providing feedback to participants, and 5/ providing a report.

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E: judith@watnandaconsulting.com.au

Watnanda Consulting acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which they work and live, and recognise their continuing connection to land, water and community. We pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging.

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