Menzies seminar series 


Bilawarra Lee presents ‘Cultural protocols for working in Indigenous communities’, on Monday 3 March from 12pm to 1pm.

Aboriginal people have legitimate concerns over the impact on their families, communities and culture by non-Aboriginal people. Elders and community members will protect the interests of their families and culture. Aboriginal people will support people and projects that are sensitive to their way of life and culture.

As a result, cultural protocols for working in Indigenous communities have been developed to improve community engagement between Indigenous people and Menzies staff who travel to communities to do projects. The information provided in Bilawarra’s seminar will help staff avoid unnecessary delays and conflict and will help build positive, long term relationships.

In her seminar, Bilawarra will discuss cultural and practical considerations and provide a comparison between non-Indigenous and Indigenous decision making processes.

Bilawarra Lee is Manager, Indigenous Development Unit, MSHR; senior woman from the Larrakia Nation of Darwin, Northern Territory; and Conflict Resolution Mediator, Cross Cultural Awareness Trainer.

This seminar takes place in the Menzies Seminar Room, John Mathews Building, Royal Darwin Hospital Campus.