During the course of completing a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Australian Indigenous Studies I heard about the Aurora Internship program. Upon finishing my degree it made sense to use my knowledge and gain practical experience in the Indigenous sector through an Aurora internship.
Native title and Indigenous affairs has always been something I was interested in as a law/arts student, but a topic that in my opinion is never given enough attention in the units we study at university.
I applied to the Aurora Native Title Internship Program hoping to get placed with an organisation that could provide a medium to link my energy law studies with the native title laws.
As a non-Indigenous person passionate about the challenges faced by Australia's first peoples, I often struggle to know where I fit in the Indigenous landscape.
Having studied Aboriginal issues and affairs from both a historical, legal and social perspective at University I naively thought I knew what to expect when embarking upon a 6-week internship with the Northern Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency (NAAJA) in Darwin as part of The Aurora Native Tit
I did my Aurora placement at the Darwin office of the North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency (NAAJA) as part of the Aurora Internship Program. NAAJA has separate sections which undertake criminal work, civil work and community education respectively.
I decided to apply for the Aurora Internship Program as a fourth year Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws student. I aspire to use my education to work towards a legal system that reflects the equal worth of all people, especially the Traditional Owners of Australia.
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