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Moodjar engages talented and experienced people, not just from Nyungar boodjar (country) but from across the state, the country and even internationally to work with us to ensure our clients are provided with the highest level of excellence and service in the areas of indigenous policy, strategy, welcome to country ceremony, research and administration support. Below is a brief profile of our core team.
Len is a Director of Moodjar. His research interests are in the area of Aboriginal Studies, including Nyungar interpretive histories and Nyungar theoretical and practical research models. Len, through his work with the University of Western Australia and Curtin University has conducted research funded by the Australian Research Council, the National Trust of Western Australia, the Western Australian Catholic Schools and the Swan River Trust and many other organisations. Len’s research has allowed the broadening of the understanding of the many unique characteristics of Australia’s Aboriginal people and has contributed enormously to improving the appreciation of Aboriginal culture and heritage of the south west of Australia. Len’s ground-breaking theoretical work has put Nyungar cultural research on the local, national and international stages.Len has an extensive relevant skill set which is supported by both qualifications and experience, including research, preparation and implementation of Aboriginal interpretive plans, engagement with Aboriginal communities, preparation of statements of significance, recording and conducting Noongar oral histories, policies and procedures and conducting on-country tours and providing cultural guidance. Len has undertaken these activities have been undertaken for many years at local, regional, national and international levels to a wide audience including students, tourists, international dignitaries and world leaders.
Master’s Degree in Literature and Communications. University of Western Australia
City of Perth - Cultural Heritage Assessment Nedlands and Crawley Bay
City of Vincent - Cultural Heritage Assessment
City of Stirling - Noongar governance project
New WA Museum Project - Whadjuk Content Working Group
Cultural Heritage Assessment - Wellington Square
Cultural Heritage Assessment - City of Leederville
City of Fremantle - Cultural Consultant for the Statements of Significance for the Fremantle Area and Registered Aboriginal Sites - Cantonment Hill, Rocky Bay and Swan River. Key deliverables associated with this project included researching the Nyungar history of the Fremantle region, the key Nyungar stories associated with the area, consultation with the Whadjuk Nyungar Working Party and other key Whadjuk Nyungar stakeholders within the community.
'Recording Traditional Knowledge' for the Avon Catchment Council (NRM).
Nyungar Tourism in the Southwest of Western Australia: A Case Study Analysis
Noongar of the Beeliar
Quop Maaman: Aboriginal Fathering Project http://thefatheringproject.org/research/aboriginal-program/
National Indigenous Research and Knowledges Network - Indigenous Knowledge Production : Generating Change through Connections
Boodjar Nyungar Placenames of south west of Western Australia
Nyungar Wardan Katitjin Bidi - Derbal Nara (People's Ocean Knowledge Trail of Cockburn Sound & Districts)
Editorial Board, ab-Original: Journal of Indigenous Studies and First Nations' and First Peoples' Cultures (Penn State University Press)
2020 – Engagement with the METRONET Noongar Reference Group (MNRG)
Lisa Collard is co-Director and Project Manager of Moodjar with over 10 years' experience in the management and coordination of Moodjar's projects. This includes managing the team of consultants, and coordination of the engagement and consultation processes as well as management of all financial records. Lisa also works on the strategic vision for Moodjar, working with the partners, stakeholders and the community to achieve best practice for Indigenous engagement and high quality outcomes for Moodjar's stakeholders.
Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in Industrial Relations and Geography UWA.Awards include:
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research Scholarship, Murdoch University, 2003
National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Overseas Study Award, 1995, undertaken at University of Illinois, 1995.
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Services Smoking (Cleansing) Ceremony Welcome to Country Cultural Awareness Training (CAT) Renaming/Dual Naming of Places and Country Cultural Heritage Assessments