Southern Deserts Ranger Forum

Representatives from the Parnngurr ranger team attended the 2018 IDA Southern Desert Ranger Forum at Credo Station hosted by the Goldfields Land and Sea Council. The team travelled 1400km (one-way) to attend the forum.

The rangers found the event very informative and a great opportunity to share ideas and stories. The rangers also participated in accredited training including chainsaw, quad, 4wd as well as a refresher in CPR and snakebite response.

There was a strong interest shown by other attending ranger groups in learning more about KJ’s leadership program.

Particularly, the Spinifex rangers, who would be happy to have the Parnngurr rangers come and visit Tjuntjuntjara and participate in a two-way learning experience.

Whilst training was occurring on the last day an elder, Trevor Donaldson from the Goldfields Land and Sea Council, took Muuki Taylor and Mark Jeffries on a personal tour of some nearby men’s sites. Muuki and Mark were very happy to be shown around the country and had a great afternoon.

Thank you to the Goldfields Land and Sea Council for hosting the event. Thank you also to the Indigenous Desert Alliance for organising the event.