Cultural Education Team

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Richard Fejo | Senior Aboriginal Cultural Educator
Phone: (08) 8946 7436     E-mail: richard.fejo@ntgpe.org 

My name is Richard Fejo and I am a Larrakia Traditional Owner on my father’s side (Darwin region) and I am Warumungu on my mother’s side (Tennant Creek region).  I have always relied on the wisdom that has been handed down to me from my family and my elders and having a salt water skin name and a desert skin name has helped me in my work as I travelled throughout the Northern Territory working with and for Aboriginal people for over 15 years. I commenced in the role of Aboriginal Cultural Educator with NTGPE in June 2009 and became a Senior Educator in November 2012. As a Larrakia Traditional Owner, I look forward to sharing my knowledge and experiences with you.

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Elisabeth Heenan | Aboriginal Cultural Educator
Phone: (08) 8946 7344     E-mail: elisabeth.heenan@ntgpe.org 

My name is Elisabeth Heenan and I am a Tiwi person from Milikapiti, where I spent my childhood growing up surrounded by my very big family of ten (I am the youngest).  My skin group from my mother’s side is Mullet and my skin name from my father’s side is Nambidjimba (my father was born in Coniston, Central Australia).  I have spent a large portion of my life working in the health sector and have been working for NTGPE since November 2011 as a Cultural Educator – I really enjoy working for my people and helping others and I look forward to sharing my knowledge with you.

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Patricia Rankine | Aboriginal Cultural Educator
Phone: (08) 8946 7344     E-mail: patricia.rankine@ntgpe.org 

My name is Patricia Nungala Rankine and I originate from Alekerenge Community (Southeast of Tennant Creek) but have been living in Mungkarta Community now for the last five years. Mungkarta, Southwest of Tennant Creek , has a population of 70-80 and the clan group there is Warramungu, Alyawerre and Warpiri. My clan group is Warlpiri/Kaditji but I also have connections with the Anmatjerra tribe around the Ti-Tree area in central Australia. I have been with NTGPE since December 2011.