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Understanding how to understand: An Introduction on working with Indigenous Cultures

By The Cove July 4, 2019


 

Partnering is key to unlocking our potential. Our ability to successfully engage with Indigenous cultures, at home and abroad, can only enhance our capacity and competitive edge in the future operating environment.

Noting the Chief of Army’s approach that we are an Army for the nation and in the community, earlier this year Ms Eileen Deemal-Hall, the CEO of the Wujal Wujal Aboriginal Shire Council on Cape York, and LTCOL Tim Rutherford, former Commanding Officer of the 51st Far North Queensland Regiment and now the Sensitive & Strategic Issues Manager at Army Headquarters, presented Understanding how to understand: An Introduction to working with Indigenous Cultures. The presentation was recorded earlier in 2019 at the Russel Offices' Ngunnawal Theatre for release during NAIDOC week. 

Ms Deemal-Hall is a Bama woman with cultural ties to Dhithirr Warra, Wakamin, Bagarrmuuku and Ankamuthi Nations.


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