A pathway for life

“I think in the city you still get to experience culture just as richly as you do out here. All aspects of early learning are important, it creates that solid pathway for life.”

Suzanne Thompson is a Kunngeri and Inigai woman, born and raised in Barcaldine.

Her great grandparents and grandparents lived on and owned a small property on the fringes of Barcaldine at a time when the rest of Indigenous Australia was classified under the flora and fauna act. The family still owns this property.


Connection to country

Having returned to country after two decades of working within Government agencies and private business enterprises, Suzanne is active in promoting and supporting culture in her home town, performs as a traditional dancer and conducts traditional cleansing ceremonies for dignitaries, national media and tourists to her cultural homelands.

Walk with Suzanne as she shares her connection to country and beliefs on early learning in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture.

Published — 24 June 2017 Last updated — 07 July 2017