AGOSCI Special Event
NAIDOC Week 2022
Join us for a LIVE Q&A with Eddie Ong
as we celebrate
NAIDOC Week 2022
National NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia in the first week of July each year (Sunday to Sunday), to celebrate and recognise the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
NAIDOC Week is an opportunity for all Australians to learn about First Nations cultures and histories and participate in celebrations of the oldest, continuous living cultures on earth.
AGOSCI is honoured to have hosted a NAIDOC week event to celebrate and support our longest living culture. This webinar is designed to build cultural capability and cultural awareness, and will be relevant to all people who use or support multi-modal communication.
This is a recording of a 60-minute LIVE Q&A online event with Mr Eddie Ong.
This was recorded on July 4th, 2022.
AGOSCI is proudly offering this recording free to all, including members and non-members.
About Eddie Ong
Eddie Ong is Torres Strait Islander man from Erub (or Danrley Island), which is part of the eastern island group in the Torres Strait and from the Meriam Mer (pronounced mare) language group. Eddie currently works as Principal Advisor Inclusion with the Queensland Department of Education in the North Coast Region but is substantively Deputy Principal Inclusion at Mountain Creek State High School on the Sunshine Coast. Eddie has worked with the department for the last 26 years, originally as a speech-language pathologist.
Eddie, graduated as a Speech Pathologist from the University of Queensland in 1987 and worked for 14 year as a Speech Pathologist with the Cerebral Palsy League, Child Youth Mental Health and then in Education, before moving into teaching in 2001. Eddie continues to be non-practicing member of SPA
In his workplace, Eddie is currently a member of the Department’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Workforce Reference Group. Beyond the department, Eddie is a Director on the Board of Speech Pathology Australia and a member of SPA’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Committee and Reconciliation Action Plan sub-committee.
Eddie is committed to the Queensland Department of Education’s work around disability, diversity and inclusion and is an advocate for improving access and participation for all diverse learners in education including our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
For SPA, Eddie remains committed to working with the Board and Association to ensure all users receive equitable and timely access to services provided by communication accessible organisations and a service that is client- centred, strengths-based and that is responsive to the culturally and linguistically diverse needs of their communities.
AGOSCI would like to thank Eddie for kindly joining us to host this event for our audience.