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Aden Ridgeway interviewed by Jackie Huggins and Peter Read in 2010 for Seven years on - continuing life histories of Aboriginal leaders oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 4805478
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Ridgeway, Aden, 1962-, Interviewee
 
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Description 2010 
1 sound file (ca. 103 min.) 
Series

Seven years on - continuing life histories of Aboriginal leaders oral history project.

Summary

Aden Ridgeway talks about his previous interview; his family; Rugby League and football; the Maori Haka and an Australian equivalent; the national anthem; spending 6 years in public office; his work-life balance; the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC); inspirational young Indigenous people; how his world perspective is different to new generations because he grew up on a reserve; Bangarra Dance Company; running a consultancy business, facilitating community and corporation meetings; the Lion Nathan and Brewarrina community partnership; the aims of the Indigenous Social Investment Guide; hoping to establish a grants marketplace and tax credits program; preferring to work behind the scenes rather than be seen as a leader or re-enter politics.

Ridgeway discusses the NT Intervention; the ATSIC model of representation; the next Indigenous generation; Australia's definition of identity; the possibility of doing Masters at Oxford University; to lead a delegation from the NSW Aboriginal Land Council at the next UN forum in New York, in April; the current focus of the forum is the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People; youth delegates from FaHCSIA's National Youth Leadership Development Initiative attending the forums; Megan Davis; how he regularly visits India over the last four years to detox; the need for more to be done to heal Indigenous peoples' spirits; Red Dust, a trauma-healing program for men; racism, consultation, community, identity; his personal philosophy.

Notes

Recorded on 12 March 2010.

Digital master available National Library of Australia;

Related Material Additional interviews with Aden Ridgeway in this series are available at ORAL TRC 3391, ORAL TRC 4910 and ORAL TRC 6751. 
Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (5 p.) and corrected transcript (typescript, 72 leaves) 
Subjects Ridgeway, Aden, 1962- -- Interviews.  |  Business consultants -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Government policy.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Social conditions -- 21st century.
Occupation Business consultants.  |  Aboriginal community leaders.
Other authors/contributors Huggins, Jackie, 1956-, Interviewer  |  Read, Peter, 1945-, Interviewer

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