Q&A: Week 17

Q49. What educational good can come out of learning an Aboriginal language? What’s the point?
Q50. What is the biggest blockage for Yolngu getting employed?
Q51. What things work well for helping communities strengthen and come together?

Q&A: Week 16

Q46. Weren’t women enslaved or considered second-class citizens in traditional Aboriginal culture?
Q47. Is the connection of Aboriginal people to the land just spirituality based?
Q48. What advice would you give to a mainstream teacher who is working with English second language people like Yolngu? Part 4

Q&A: Week 15

Q43. What is the Yolngu concept of people with disabilities or mental health issues?
Q44. What does it mean when a white person is ‘adopted’ into an Aboriginal clan? Should the person accept?
Q45. What are some strategies for preventing ‘burnout’ that occurs commonly for mainstream people working in Aboriginal communities?

Q&A: Week 14

Q40. Why don’t Aboriginal people just forget the past and get on with it?
Q41. What are Aboriginal people’s myths and stories about?
Q42. What can I do to be prepared to move to an Aboriginal community?

Q&A: Week 13

Q37. Isn’t the mother-in-law someone who Aboriginal men need to avoid?
Q38. I’ve heard that Aboriginal people say they don’t own the land, the land owns them. What does that mean?
Q39. What advice would you give to a mainstream teacher who is working with English second language people like Yolngu? Part 3

Q&A: Week 12

Q34. If Aboriginal people were left to their own devices, wouldn’t we have payback happening all the time?
Q35. Why do Yolngu still smoke when they know it is clearly bad for them?
Q36. Did traditional Aboriginal people use money?

Q&A: Week 11

Q31. Why is substance misuse like petrol sniffing so prevalent in Aboriginal communities?
Q32. Weren’t Aboriginal people nomads who went ‘walkabout’ and never had villages or proper buildings?
Q33. What is the most important approach to educating families and young parents to implement better health and nutrition?

Q&A: Week 9

Q25. People sitting in a English only meeting and do not ask any questions. Have they really understood?
Q26. Did traditional Aboriginal people have an economic system?
Q27. What is the best way to learn the language of the Aboriginal people you work with?

Q&A: Week 8

Q22. I’ve seen the term “Law” used about Aboriginal culture but shouldn’t it be “Lore”?
Q23. What were some main roles of traditional Aboriginal women?
Q24. How strong are the traditional values and culture with younger Indigenous people?