Introducing Aunty Oriel Green

A proud Nyoongar Elder and Elder Co-researcher.

"We need our families to be working together to make sure this is going to be a better world for our young children. I love my people, I want them to be good citizens, and I want them to have a place in this world."

Aunty Oriel is a a proud Nyoongar Elder and Elder Co-researcher in WA, who has been an influential figure since 1979, primarily in the field of education. Motivated by a profound desire for positive change, Aunty Oriel has dedicated her efforts to improving the social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal people. Her remarkable work in this domain has garnered recognition and prestigious awards.

Immerse yourself in Aunty Oriel's story and reflections as an Elder this NAIDOC Week 2023—press play below. 


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