Jade Ritchie

Episode 110

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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.

Jade is a Gooreng Gooreng woman and joins us from her recent experience with the Australian Government as Director of Economic Development and Major Projects based in Darwin.

Jade has over 20 years knowledge and experience with respect to stakeholder, trade and investment relationship building; and developing and implementing programs and initiatives that have led to enhancing Aboriginal engagement and leadership capabilities within both the public sector and in her connections with remote communities in both Arnhem Land and Central Australia.

Jade has qualifications in Business and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, Project Management and Adaptive Leadership.

A member of the CSIRO Indigenous Innovation Alliance Steering Committee, Jade advocates for innovative solutions that put culture, land and sea management and social benefit in the forefront of all decision making whilst demonstrating commercial viability. She is also on the North Australia Marine Parks Advisory Committee, working with Parks Australia staff to shape the management of Australian Marine Parks, providing advice matters including tourism, fishing, sea country, marine transport, science, conservation, governance, communications and engagement.

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The Black Magic Woman Podcast is hosted by Mundanara Bayles and is an uplifting conversational style program featuring mainly Aboriginal guests and explores issues of importance to Aboriginal people and communities.  Mundanara is guided by Aboriginal Terms of Reference and focusses more on who people are rather than on what they do.

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