I was very lucky for the opportunity provided through the Aurora Native Title Internship Program, to spend 6 weeks in Wadeye; a remote Aboriginal community in the Northern Territory [NT].
The Aurora project provides internship opportunities to become involved in native title, policy, social justice and Indigenous affairs whilst providing additional resources to organisations in need of assistance.
When I applied for the Aurora Internship Program, I never expected to be offered an internship in a remote Aboriginal community in the Northern Territory. I was placed in Wadeye, a community of 3,000 people located southwest of Darwin on Kardu Diminin land.
I applied to an internship through the Aurora Native Title Internship Program after having completed a Master degree in Development Studies followed by a Master degree in Indigenous studies, from the University of the New South Wales.
The Children’s Services Support Unit [CSSU] Inc.
From the air Wadeye, positioned upon Kardu Diminin Land, is just a small cleared opening, dotted with dwellings amongst the weaving river inlets, red earth and mangrove lined coastline.