The respected men and women in our communities; otherwise known as elders have earned the trust of the wider community, and that trust should also be heeded by government agencies, and form a foundation for navigating service delivery and community engagement in our communities. It can take a lifetime to uncover the knowledge and wisdom needed to guide the community and improve our way of life and it is our elders who hold this knowledge and wisdom.
We all have a responsibility to take on board the lessons they teach us, to improve our communities by making them safer and more liveable for all.
In remote areas such as ours, young people need their elders and their culture more than ever before to walk in two worlds. The Olabud Doogethu project seeks to unite and provide these cultural supports in our communities and to ensure that our mob are proud of who we are and the work we do to support our families.