Aunty (Dr) Lynette Riley is Acting Co-Chair of the National NAIDOC Committee.
Aunty Lyn is a Wiradjuri and Gamilaroi woman from Dubbo and Moree and a Senior Lecturer in the Sydney School of Education and Social Work at the University of Sydney. She trained as a primary teacher through Armidale CAE from 1975-1977 and has been a classroom teacher in primary and high school; a consultant for schools; an Aboriginal Development Manager for VET; Manager of the Dubbo TAFE Campuses; State Manager for NSW DET, Aboriginal Education; and a senior lecturer at UNE and Sydney University. Aunty Lyn seeks to find solutions creating sustainable change for Aboriginal programs, entwining understandings, knowledge of cultural education and competence.
Hear from Aunty Lyn about what this year's theme For Our Elders means to her.