An afternoon in conversation about Makarrata with Carol Vale.
Carol Vale is a Dunghutti woman from Armidale, NSW. She is the CEO of Murawin P/L, a national, Indigenous consultancy, founded, owned and operated by Carol and business entrepreneur, Greg McKenzie, with the purpose of breaking cycles of disadvantage and amplifying initiatives that contribute to improved futures for Indigenous Australians.
Carol is a professional facilitator, social researcher and policy analyst with expertise in Aboriginal issues, public policy, and stakeholder engagement, across a range of sectors. Carol has been a senior officer in the NSW and QLD Governments, spanning a career of 35+ years across Aboriginal Affairs including housing, education, child safety, justice, and intergovernmental relations.
Carol will talk to us about Makarrata, exploring the context behind Makarrata and the need for a process of agreement-making and truth telling between Australia’s governments and First Nations people. Makarrata is a Yolngu word which refers to the coming together after a struggle, facing the facts of a wrong, and living again in peace. It is a complex, multi-layered philosophy, which has helped develop and maintain peace in north-east Arnhem Land.
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