My experience at the North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency (NAAJA), formerly known as the Central Australian Aboriginal Legal Aid Service (CAALAS), was something I will never forget.
I spent six weeks at the organisation formerly known as Central Australian Aboriginal Legal Aid Service (CAALAS) in Alice Springs during summer 2018. This internship has been my most rewarding legal experience!
I wish to acknowledge the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation as the traditional owners of the land where I live. I pay my respects to elders past and present.
I was first introduced to the Aurora Internship Program during my Graduate Diploma at Melbourne University by a fellow student. They emphasized the fun and possibilities it had opened up for them, particularly if I wanted to work in Indigenous affairs.
This year, I decided to spend my July winter holidays interning in Alice Springs with the Central Australian Aboriginal Legal Aid Service (CAALAS) as part of the Aurora Internship Program.
I would like to pay my respects to the Traditional Owners of this land – the Gubbi Gubbi people; past, present and future, and recognise their unique country, culture, language and knowledge systems.
I came to Australia for the first time in 2009 to conduct my honors research thesis focused on Australian Aboriginal Land Rights.