Professor Gracelyn Smallwood – CQUniversity

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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.

Episode 14 I yarn with Dr Gracelyn Smallwood a Birrigubba, Kalkadoon and South-Sea Islander woman who has been advocating against racism and violation of human rights against First Nations people for the past 45 years. Dr Smallwood is currently a Professor of Nursing & Midwifery and Community Engagement at CQUniversity in Townsville. She was awarded an Order of Australia in 1992 for service to public health, particularly HIV-AIDS education.

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