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Striving to Bridge the Chasm: My Cultural Learning Journey MR James Gaykamangu

Striving to Bridge the Chasm: My Cultural Learning Journey

MR James Gaykamangu

Published October 14th 2013
ISBN : 9781495281747
Paperback
144 pages
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 About the Book 

James Gaykamangu is a Senior Elder in the Gupapuyngu Tribe from Arnhem Land. He is a Senior Law Man, Peacemaker and Mediator under Traditional Law. James was educated in both the traditional Yolngu system and the mainstream missionary system. He hasMoreJames Gaykamangu is a Senior Elder in the Gupapuyngu Tribe from Arnhem Land. He is a Senior Law Man, Peacemaker and Mediator under Traditional Law. James was educated in both the traditional Yolngu system and the mainstream missionary system. He has multiple higher education qualifications and currently works in the mainstream justice system in the Northern Territory. His life has been a journey of finding ways to build bridges between two vastly different systems. In this book he tells the story of his learning journey from a young boy in Milingimbi with inherited traditional leadership, to a Senior Elder supporting his people through mainstream legal systems.