Having recently graduated from a Bachelor of Arts in anthropology, I was interested in doing an Aurora internship to broaden my understanding of the Indigenous sector and to gain practical research skills.
As a student of International Development at ACU I have learnt a lot about the inequality and injustice affecting people in developing countries.
Based in Canberra and owned and operated by Indigenous Australians, the Australian Indigenous Leadership Centre (AILC) empowers Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders through the provision of accredited courses in Indigenous Leadership and Business (Governance).
Approaching community development projects as an educated privileged white person can be awkward, and in some cases, highly insensitive. When you choose to work in communities with a background in systemic poverty, post-colonial trauma and discrimination, you are often the elephant in the room.
American cultural anthropologist, Margaret Mead once wrote to 'never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.' The small team lead by Rachelle Towart at the Australian Indigenous Leadership Centre (AILC) is that ex
I was fortunate to spend 5 weeks over the winter break working at the Australian Indigenous Leadership Centre (AILC) in Canberra. Slightly miffed that this also meant I could not escape a very cold Canberra winter, I began nonetheless with an open mind and excitement!
There comes a time in many a student’s journey where life simply seems to revolve around what is important for them as an individual.