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Youth Leadership

Young Leaders Working Group, North Australian Indigenous Experts Forum, Mary River, 2012

Our Youth Leadership Program aims to secure futures for young Indigenous men and women in north Australia by supporting careers and advancement in land and sea management.

Indigenous land and sea management can provide opportunities for employment, Indigenous knowledge and language transfer, science education, leadership opportunities and confidence building.

Indigenous land and sea management is led by senior Indigenous knowledge holders who guide and teach young Traditional Owners. The sharing of Indigenous knowledge and its connection with people and culture gives confidence to young people influencing their life choices. Incorporating Indigenous knowledge with science based skills in the field of land and sea management provides life and work skills to a generation living in two worlds.

A strategic approach is currently under development and will guide the future support of youth leadership in land and sea management across north Australia.

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