100+ Q&A: Week 7

Welcome to our week 7 Q&A videos! 

This week includes a fascinating exploration of how Aboriginal trade tracks worked, a look at ideas of punishment across cultures, and tips on how charities can be more effective.

 

Q19. Was there any barter or trading between different Aboriginal people?

 

Q20. Wasn’t Aboriginal society pretty barbaric and controlled by harsh punishments?

 

 

Q21. Are any charities or non-profits helpful for Aboriginal people? Or are they generally doing more harm than good?

 

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About Richard Trudgen

Richard was born in Orange NSW and trained as a fitter and turner. He moved to Arnhem Land in the NT in 1973 and became a community worker, learning to speak Djambarrpuyŋu. He’s now been working with Yolŋu people for over 40 years. He was the CEO of Aboriginal Resource and Development Services (ARDS) for 10 years during which time he developed discovery education methodology with Rev Dr Djiniyini Gondarra OAM and also established Yolŋu Radio in 2003. He is the author of Why Warriors Lie Down and Die and facilitates ‘Bridging the Gap’ seminars, and delivers corporate training. He is currently the CEO of Why Warriors Pty Ltd, a community development organisation that empowers Yolŋu and other First Nations people by providing access to information, and builds understanding between Indigenous peoples and the Dominant Culture. In 2015 he was a finalist for the NT Senior Australian of the Year Award.

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