Yolngu once traded with the Macassan wind traders out of Macassa for many centuries….. Now, Yolngu struggle to get employed and to run their own businesses, leaving them with an intergenerational transfer of poverty. ……. Many things they produced and traded in the past could still be traded internationally into Asia and with others across Australia. …….
The main problem for Yolngu is that they cannot understand the English business and legal language that replaced their very effective Asian-connected language.
Why Warriors has studied and speaks this Asia/Australian business language to support Yolngu……..
Plus: The keys to Closing the Gap
Cultural awareness and cross-cultural communication skills are key….