Brian Warner – Kabi Kabi Traditional Owner

Episode 47

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Host Mundanara Bayles is guided by Aboriginal Terms of Reference which is the accumulated knowledge that Aboriginal people developed over the tens of thousands of years of living in this land, now known as Australia.

Relationships are at the core of Aboriginal Culture and Society and in our whole history of living in this country we never invaded our neighbours.

An Aboriginal Terms of Reference introduction is based on “Who you are and not what you do”, this way of introduction has been practiced by Aboriginal people since the first sunrise. From an Aboriginal perspective this way of introduction reinforces our humaness, we are much more than our job titles.

On Episode 48 I have the pleasure of Brian Warner joining me in studio. Brian is a Kabi Kabi Traditional Owner and Native Title applicant here on the Sunshine Coast. He is a descendent of the Kabi Kabi and Wakka Wakka tribes on his mother’s side and Barumgum on his father’s side.

Brian previously worked for the Federal Government – for Centrelink where he won an Outstanding Public Service to the Community award. He also worked for the Australian Tax Office where he helped develop a successful Indigenous recruitment program called Evergreen. Brian’s former training is in intelligence, working as an Intelligence Officer for many years.

We yarn about his younger years, sporting achievements, his career in intelligence and of course his deadly work in mentoring and cultural awareness training to First Nations mob here on the Sunshine Coast.

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