Q&A: Week 10

Welcome to our week  Q&A 10 videos!

This week we challenge popular beliefs about Aboriginal culture and question whether or not they are correct. Is it true that sorcery is a central part of Aboriginal culture? Did Aboriginal people have parliament and other decision-making structures or systems? And, because their culture was a primitive culture, don’t Aboriginal people have a reduced capacity to learn

 

Q28. Because their culture was a primitive culture, don’t Aboriginal people have a reduced capacity to learn? Read our article on the importance of dictionaries here.

 

Q29. Is it true that sorcery is a central part of Aboriginal culture?

 

 

Q30. Did Aboriginal people have parliament and other decision-making structures or systems?

 

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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. Has now worked with Yolŋu people for over 45 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 facilitated ‘Bridging the Gap’ seminars, and delivered corporate training across Australia. He is currently the CEO of Why Warriors Pty Ltd, a community development social enterprise organisation working with Yolngu people. He spends his day writing, producing podcasts and building online learning platforms, producing videos and working face to face with Yolngu. He is also involved in building online cross-cultural training material to build understanding between Indigenous peoples and the Dominant Culture.

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