Dave Price

Website: http://jajirdi.com.au/

Dave Price (pictured here with his wife Bess Price) has worked in Aboriginal education and training and public administration in the NT, the Kimberley in WA and in South Australia for more than twenty years. He has qualifications in secondary and special education and a Master of Letters in Linguistics from UNE. His eight and a half years of teaching experience includes over seven years in remote Aboriginal communities. He also has substantial experience delivering training in the Public Service and has taught courses in Warlpiri language and culture and lectured to visitors to the Centre on Aboriginal issues for several years. Dave and Bess have been married for over thirty years.

Contributions

Happy Christmas from the Granites

Dec 24, 2010 | Discuss

Happy Christmas from the Granites

By Dave Price There is a little thirteen year old Australian/ Indian girl here in Alice Springs battling cancer. Her family is proud and honourable. They do not ask for charity although they are in great financial distress. The little girl would not agree to her photo being used in a poster to appeal for donations from the public. She understands what the word dignity means. I had a five minute conversation with a big, rawboned, bald headed whitefella, born and raised on cattle stations, over a ...Read more

Could the Desert Divas change our violent world?

Sep 16, 2010 | Discuss

Could the Desert Divas change our violent world?

By Dave Price Last week I marched in the Ingkintja Male Health mob’s ‘Stop the Violence’ rally. It was wonderfully inspiring. I have always known that Aboriginal people are fully capable of identifying and coping with their own problems if we could only get past all the hypocrisy, cheap sloganising and cynical politicking. The next day an under 17’s football grand final in Alice ended in a violent riot sparked by the Ntaria team’s assault on members of the opposing ...Read more

Should Customary Law be recognized by the courts?

Dec 22, 2009 | 10 Comments

Should Customary Law be recognized by the courts?

By Dave Price I once asked an old Warlpiri man from Yuendumu, who’d worked as a police tracker for many years, why there were so many young Aboriginal blokes locked up in the Alice Springs jail. He answered; “There’s yapa (Aboriginal law) here,” indicating with his raised right hand, “and there’s kardiya (whitefella law) here,” raising his left hand. “Those young fellas are running around in the middle. They don’t know.” This same old man’s response to a member of the parol...Read more