Q&A: Week 28

Welcome to our week 28 Q&A videos! This week we tackle a common, cultural and skills question on these topics: why do Yolngu say yes to questions when they really mean no? What are the most common causes of death of Indigenous people? And finally, what advice would you give to a mainstream teacher who is working with English second language people like Yolngu?

Q82. Common question

“Why do Yolngu say yes to questions when they really mean no?”

 

Q83. Cultural question

“What are the most common causes of death of Indigenous people?”

 

Q84. Skills question

“What advice would you give to a mainstream teacher who is working with English second language people like Yolngu?” (Learn what is appropriate body stance and spacing).

 

This video is Part 7 of our ‘advice for mainstream people working with Yolngu communities’ series. Check out our ongoing advice series for people working in remote communities in north-east Arnhem Land here:

Part 1: Yolngu language structure

Part 2: Communication & use of silence

Part 3: Kinship structure & avoidance relationships

Part 4: Body language (don’t use a beckoning finger)

Part 5: Eye contact

Part 6: Dress code

 

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