Ellie White—Working Irnnim (together) for a brighter future

Ellie White—Working Irnnim (together) for a brighter future

Ellie White—Working Irnnim (together) for a brighter future

Ellie White—Working Irnnim (together) for a brighter future

Cameron Edwards APAM, has a yarn with Deadly physio Ellie White about working together to create a better future for Aboriginal healthcare and community.

​Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander listeners are warned that the following episode may contain the names and voices of people who are deceased. 

A bit about Ellie

I’m a proud Kija Bardi woman and physiotherapist currently working at an inner-Melbourne public hospital. Driven to make a positive change on the health and wellbeing of our mob, I use my own personal experiences and knowledge to educate others, as well as encouraging them to check their privilege, prejudices and to carry out their own research.

Country (from): Kija Bardi (Northern Western Australia)
Country (currently living): Wurundjeri Country (Naarm – Melbourne)
Favourite Indigenous word: Irrnim (together)
One word that sums up what Reconciliation or Closing the Gap looks like: Irrnim - together
Song of choice:  Thelma Plumb – Better in Blak  


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Creators: Marko Stechiwskyj and Clare Pickering
Producer: Clare Pickering
Editors: Clare Pickering and Ali Aitken
Post-production: Ali Aitken
Artwork: Emma Bamblett
Theme music: Rudi Louis Taylor-Bragge
APA Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Policy Officer: Lowana Williams and Alyce Merritt
APA marketing team:  Nichola Stamatakos and Barbara Karametos
APA graphic designer: Mick Hibbert
APA communications: Claire Macuz
Website design: Eddy Kim

Thank you to The Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies for helping us locate our Country.

We would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the many lands across Australia and pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging. We recognise their enduring connection to the lands and waterways of this country and thank them for protecting and maintaining this country for us and future generations.