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?