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First Nations Language Guide

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DSA is committed to delivering services that are tailored to the needs of the individual, acknowledging and respecting their diversity and cultural experiences. The First Nations Language Guidelines are a practical example of this commitment.

The First Nations Language Guidelines are a valuable resource providing advice on how to use respectful and culturally appropriate language when communicating with, and about, First Nations peoples.

To provide the best possible care it is important to understand and recognise the diversity in the experiences, knowledge and views of First Nations peoples. Developed in consultation with respected experts and First Nations peoples, this Guide highlights key cultural practices and lists important general principles to support building a stronger relationship with First Nations peoples and their families.

The First Nations Language Guidelines also provides language choices when communicating with and about First Nations peoples, including a list of terms that should be avoided, the reason why they shouldn't be used and recommended alternatives.

We welcome feedback on this Guide so we can expand and evolve in the area of inclusions and respectful language.

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  • 04 July 2022
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