About Author: Richard Trudgen

Website
http://WhyWarriors.com.au
Description
Born in Orange NSW and trained as a fitter and turner, Richard went to Arnhem Land in 1973 for one year voluntary work. He stayed 37 years, learnt language and trained in community development work. He wrote “Why Warriors Lie Down and Die” in 2000 and established Yolŋu Radio in 2003. He was CEO of Aboriginal Resource and Development Services (ARDS) Inc for 10 years, and during this time developed discovery education methodology. He runs ‘Bridging the Gap’ seminars and training workshops, and speaks at conferences and events. Richard wants to build an e-learning school for Yolŋu people using both their own language and English so Yolŋu children/adults have an easily accessible schooling system that works for them. He is currently writing his next book “When a New World Drops in on You”.

Posts by Richard Trudgen

  • Australia Has Its Own “Haka” The following has been written by Richard Trudgen with coaching from Djiniyini & Dianne Biritjalawuy Gondarra, Dhulumburr Gayakamangu, Yingiya Guyulaand & Maratja Dhamarrandji. I recently got a phone call from Dianne Biritjalawuy Gondarra where she asked me, “What picture do […]

    Australia Has Its Own “Haka”

    Australia Has Its Own “Haka” The following has been written by Richard Trudgen with coaching from Djiniyini & Dianne Biritjalawuy Gondarra, Dhulumburr Gayakamangu, Yingiya Guyulaand & Maratja Dhamarrandji. I recently got a phone call from Dianne Biritjalawuy Gondarra where she asked me, “What picture do […]

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  • We are sorry to say that AHED Project Facilitators Jazlie and Ben Grygoruk will be leaving us at the end of June. After 5 years in Arnhem Land and with a second child coming, they now feel the need for family support and some time […]

    Staff News June 2015

    We are sorry to say that AHED Project Facilitators Jazlie and Ben Grygoruk will be leaving us at the end of June. After 5 years in Arnhem Land and with a second child coming, they now feel the need for family support and some time […]

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  • I’ve just returned from the funeral of Michele Harris (OAM) as I sit to write this. Michele was one of the non-Aboriginal “Warriors” who has crossed my path and supported the causes I have been championing over a couple of decades. Her name kept turning […]

    Humanity and Human Connections

    I’ve just returned from the funeral of Michele Harris (OAM) as I sit to write this. Michele was one of the non-Aboriginal “Warriors” who has crossed my path and supported the causes I have been championing over a couple of decades. Her name kept turning […]

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  •               I have been in Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory for many years now and was recently returning home for a break to my hometown in Central New South Wales. As I drove into very familiar territory I […]

    Country Roads Take Me Home

                  I have been in Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory for many years now and was recently returning home for a break to my hometown in Central New South Wales. As I drove into very familiar territory I […]

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  •   Galiwin’ku, an Aboriginal community in the Northern Territory, has just been hit by 2 cyclones. Cyclone Lam on the 15th of February. Then Cyclone Nathan  on 22nd March. Both came at night time which makes them much more frightening. These cyclones are devastating enough as pictures linked […]

    A weapon more dangerous than 2 cyclones

      Galiwin’ku, an Aboriginal community in the Northern Territory, has just been hit by 2 cyclones. Cyclone Lam on the 15th of February. Then Cyclone Nathan  on 22nd March. Both came at night time which makes them much more frightening. These cyclones are devastating enough as pictures linked […]

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  •  Bridging the Gap Seminars 2015                 Our Bridging the Gap seminars have a reputation for imparting a broad range of practical cross-cultural skills; Skills you can then use to be effective in your work, EITHER if you need […]

    Seminars 2015

     Bridging the Gap Seminars 2015                 Our Bridging the Gap seminars have a reputation for imparting a broad range of practical cross-cultural skills; Skills you can then use to be effective in your work, EITHER if you need […]

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  •   Wayne Munster joins Why Warriors AHED team as General Manager. This has been a very important step for us as it allows both Richard and Timothy Trudgen to concentrate on work at the coalface with Yolŋu people. Timothy will still be the leading Enterprise […]

    Why Warriors welcomes Wayne

      Wayne Munster joins Why Warriors AHED team as General Manager. This has been a very important step for us as it allows both Richard and Timothy Trudgen to concentrate on work at the coalface with Yolŋu people. Timothy will still be the leading Enterprise […]

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  • At the end of 2014 our AHED team in Galiwin’ku ran a crowd funding campaign via IndigenousX on ‘Start Some Good’. This was to raise much- needed funds for phase one of the ground-breaking Hope for Health (HFH) initiative with Yolŋu women. A groundswell of inspiring, generous […]

    Hope For Health

    At the end of 2014 our AHED team in Galiwin’ku ran a crowd funding campaign via IndigenousX on ‘Start Some Good’. This was to raise much- needed funds for phase one of the ground-breaking Hope for Health (HFH) initiative with Yolŋu women. A groundswell of inspiring, generous […]

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  • A response to the Federal Government’s 7th Closing The Gap Prime Minister’s Speech 2015 By Richard Trudgen Link: http://www.dpmc.gov.au/sites/default/files/publications/Closing_the_Gap_2015_Report_0.pdf After 7 bad reports, where the whole nation at government level has been trying to Close the Gap of disadvantage for Aboriginal people in the areas of health, education […]

    The 7th ‘Closing the Gap’ Report

    A response to the Federal Government’s 7th Closing The Gap Prime Minister’s Speech 2015 By Richard Trudgen Link: http://www.dpmc.gov.au/sites/default/files/publications/Closing_the_Gap_2015_Report_0.pdf After 7 bad reports, where the whole nation at government level has been trying to Close the Gap of disadvantage for Aboriginal people in the areas of health, education […]

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  •                       Bridging the Gap Seminars 2015 Our Bridging the Gap seminars have a reputation for imparting a broad range of practical cross-cultural skills; Skills you can then use to be effective in your work, EITHER […]

    BTG Seminars 2015

                          Bridging the Gap Seminars 2015 Our Bridging the Gap seminars have a reputation for imparting a broad range of practical cross-cultural skills; Skills you can then use to be effective in your work, EITHER […]

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