Ingrid talks about both ways learning (1:42)

What advice would you give for a non-indigenous teacher coming in to this environment, in order to engage with the community and with the students?  Or a trainer, a non-indigenous trainer coming to work, say with the assistant teachers, for example. 

Yeah, I mean, I’m not suggesting that you sell your soul, or you belittle yourself, or you, what’s the – what’s some of them words that you, you know, you negate all your - yourself, your own dignity and everything.  I’m not suggesting that.  I’m not suggesting that you grovel or anything.  But I’m suggesting that you have to put it out there, if it’s going to come out of your mouth, it better show in your body, that’s the first thing.  Because the first thing the indigenous mob will read, is your body language.  So, you’ve got to be able to show openness to say, “I genuinely, you know, I want to learn, I’m here to do a particular job, I’m going to teach, and I might be teaching your children.  I’ll be teaching from a Balanda point of view, a white point of view, but I would like to be accepted to be taught the indigenous way of life and living, the indigenous understanding of life and environment, the way in which our spirit world interacts with our – our culture, ourself, me as a learner.”