Lessons for Leaders

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The Garnduwa Leadership Camp participants with the Nyaliga traditional owners.
Camera IconThe Garnduwa Leadership Camp participants with the Nyaliga traditional owners. Credit: Garnduwa, Liv Trounce

Young female leaders were taken on a journey to unearth stories about country and culture at an annual Garnduwa Leadership camp last month.

The four-day leadership camp saw girls from Broome, One Arm Point, Fitzroy Crossing, Halls Creek, Bililuna, Kununurra, Yiyili, Looma, Wyndham and Warmun come together at El Questro as a reward for the potential young leaders.

The girls, who were nominated by their communities for being outstanding leaders and positive role models, were joined by Nyaliga traditional owners Kathy O’Reeri, Janet Gallagher and Tyne Campbel from the Ngarinyin nation. The girls were given the opportunity to learn from traditional owners and spend quality time with them to unearth stories about country, culture, hardship, family and love.

Mrs O’Reeri said it was wonderful getting to know each of the girls and to share their stories and culture. Garnduwa Leadership co-ordinator Layla Yu said the camp provided a good opportunity for two-way learning.

“I hope we see some of these girls continue to be active leaders in their communities and remain engaged with Garnduwa for years to come,” she said.

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