Training remote rangers
*Almost 30 indigenous rangers and ranger coordinators from southern
Western Australia are meeting this week to train and share information
together for the first time.
Indigenous rangers and ranger coordinator from Southern Western Australia are meeting this week to train and share information together for the first time.
The purpose of this meeting is to assess the difficulties they've had accessing training in their own communities.
Program coordinator Darren Forster says the rangers now have the skills that will help them gain employment both on and off country.
Rangers and ranger coordinators at Credo Stations in WA's Goldfields.
"Training delivery in remote areas is really difficult especially as we have quite specialised needs." he says.
combining our resources and bringing the guys to one place, we could
afford to bring trainers here as well and also it adds to the collective
cultural experience of the guys sharing their stories about the
different projects they are doing on country and how it’s being received
by their old people."
Ranger Training - ABC Radio April 11, 2014
Aboriginal Ranger Training Camp at Credo Station
Liam Mulcahy from the Spinifex ranger
program says the training camp is a unique experience for all involved
and will help with the weed management that the group are undertaking on
country this year.
Ethan is one of the Spinifex rangers and says
while the first aid training has been hard, with all the remote work he
does it's essential to have the skills.
Emma Drake is the
women's ranger coordinator in Wiluna and says while her team is still
new, the qualifications gained at the camp will help the girl gain
employment in the community.
Danny Graham from the Ngadju clan
near Norseman says he's been impressed with how studious the rangers
have been on the camp and believes it all stems from the younger
generation wanting to protect their land and care for it.
Brownley, the Goldfields land and sea council land unit project officer
says the pilot camp has been good but if it's to continue he would like
more Government funds for ranger teams in the south of the state.
Credo Training Camp - ABC Radio April 14, 2014