Michael talks about recognising existing skills (1:27)

This training has been going on for like 20 years, alright, so there are people out there with skills. Don’t go out to a remote place and think to yourself – no one out here’s got any skills, or they haven’t been trained before.  Talk to people, ask them what they’ve done, you know, you’ll find that people have been trained in lots of different things and people – the Indigenous guys are really good at training one another and I’ve always found you know if you’ve got 30 guys and you’re one person, it’s really hard to teach 30 guys anything. So what I’ll do is I’ll use other rangers to help me teach that big group.  And that is one thing they really do love to show one another how to do things, and they work really well in teams.  So if you can break people up into little teams or let them work as one big team, never sort of like make them do individual stuff because it makes people feel uncomfortable.  So yeah, keep them working as a team and in the work that I do, it’s important, if you’re a ranger group, to be a team, so it just reinforces that teamwork and stuff like that.  But use the rangers as well, don’t – or use your remote group, don’t go out there with the idea that yeah, you’re super smart and they’ll all super stupid because it’s far from the truth.  And just because someone can’t read and write and they probably can’t add up too well, it doesn’t mean they’re silly.  You know what?  I’ve come across a lot of super-skilled people you know out there without I guess our Western style skills.  You know in  that world out there, you probably don’t need them.