IPS Executive Director Jahna Cedar was recently interviewed by Richard Graham for ‘Really Interesting Women’ podcast (EP. 39). The podcast hosts conversations with amazing women across the nation, who share their journeys and experiences.
Jahna is a Nyiyaparli/Yindjibarndi woman from the Pilbara region of Western Australia, with family connection to the Gija people of the Kimberleys, and is recognised as a strong Indigenous community leader.
In this episode, Jahna talks about her personal experiences that have led her to be a strong advocate for equal rights and reconciliation. She talks about what it is like having to ‘walk in two worlds’ (balancing the western world with cultural responsibilities).
Jahna emphasises the need for businesses to work inclusively through a co-design lens with Indigenous people and communities, and the importance of truth-telling, celebrating the Indigenous culture and the successes of First Nations people.
"Cultural competency is a life-long journey, no-one is ever going to know everything. We just continue to educate ourselves, check our unconscious biases and work in harmony with our First Nations people."
- Jahna Cedar, IPS Executive Director
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