Parrtjima | Talks | The Spirit of Alice: In conversation with Roxanne Highfold and Christine Ross


Hear from Roxanne Highfold and Christine Ross as a part of the talks program at Parrtjima 2023.

A mother of one, Roxanne Ngarulya Highfold hasmaternal ties with Central and Eastern Arrernte, and paternal ties with the Wirangu and Nurrunga peoples of SA. Roxanne is an experienced Aboriginal health researcher with a demonstrated history of working in the early childhood, child protection and primary healthcare industry. She is also a keen environmentalist, with a specific focus on climate change and sustainability in the communities of Central Australia. Roxanne was Deputy Chair of the Arid Lands Environment Centre (ALEC) and now convenes the Inclusion and Diversity committee (IDC), a subcommittee of ALEC. She also operates private tours for small groups.

An Arrernte/Eastern Arrernte/Kaytetye woman, Christine Ross was born in Alice Springs (Mpartnwe), grew up in Darwin, then eventually moved to Perth. Christine’s extensive career includes 20 years in education in the NT and WA. She is passionate about employment opportunities for Aboriginal people and, in 2015, established her own consultancy business, specialising in Indigenous employment programs, training and mentoring. Her current cultural awareness program ‘Ways of Working with Aboriginal People’, is in high demand with clients ranging from government and corporate to the hotel sector.

Entry to talks will be on a first-come, first-served basis so make sure you arrive early.

2023-04-11 18:15:00
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