Five Questions with Lee Bevan

Lee Bevan was Indigenous X host from November 22 to December 1, 2013.

Five questions to Lee

I’m a Nyul Nyul and Gija fella from the Kimberley region in north west Australia. While the job I have changes from time to time, I work with Aboriginal peoples and communities to develop. My niche is finding that common ground between community hopes and others goals and objectives. A big thing for me is to strip back policy and “program speak” into understandable, accessible language and ideas. I’m currently the manager of Aboriginal training services at the Kimberley Training Institute.
Shifting focus from “issues” as defined by government, media and ourselves to progress and development without losing our identities. Development is not the enemy. Social and political stability, as well as prosperity, usually accompany economic development. How do we First Australians want to be part of that?
My mum Esther, my dad Tom. Senior Aboriginal people – cliché but true. Have you met my brother Albert Wiggan? He inspires me always. All my friends will tell you Paul Keating and Reverend Dr Djiniyini Gondarra.
Education, education, education. On every and all possible levels. For me nothing is as true or as powerful as “know thyself”. Education is a life long journey, and no I’m not a teacher!
That we rediscover we are more capable than we think.

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