I am an Aboriginal [Muluk] man from the western Northern Territory homelands, particularly the Daly [Nauiyu] River. I have worked in Aboriginal communities, urban, rural and remote of Northern Territory and Queensland in social policy, engagement, project/program management in chronic disease [primary health], mental health, child safety, suicide prevention and presently raising awareness about diabetes - the new epidemic for Indigenous people. I have a dream to see Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people managing and controlling their own lives and communities on equal footing with other Australian communities - and not be down-trodden, patronised, marginalised, discriminated against and controlled by others.
Areas of Expertise
Indigenous health issues
An idea worth spreading
The notion that government is always right and has all the answers no longer holds true - it is through partnerships, respect and valuing our culture and beliefs, that sustainable and relevant outcomes will occur.
I'm passionate about
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander affairs and seeing my people participating equitably in all aspects of society within Australia and valued for their contribution in the arts, health, education.
Talk to me about
Anything Aboriginal, Daly [Nauiyu] River, our 13 seasons and what they mean to us, my people's stories, the Northern Territory and my culture...
People don't know I'm good at
Story telling, playing the mandolin and cooking...