Dr Mark Wenitong – Medical Advisor, Apunipima Cape York Health Council

Episode 22

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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 22 I yarn with Dr Mark Wenitong. He is from the Kabi Kabi tribal group of south Queensland and graduated from Newcastle University Medical School in 1995 as the third Aboriginal male graduate and one of the first Aboriginal men to become a doctor.

Mark is a father, grandfather, devoted husband and talented musician who currently works as a Medical Advisor at the Apunipima Cape York Health Council in Cairns.

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