Uncle Ken Jones-Cultural Walk and Talk

Cultural Walk & Talk - Uncle Ken & Friends

Uncle Ken Jones

Session type: Regular forum session

Abstract

Cultural walk along the riverbank and surrounding bushland, sharing stories and knowledge of bush medicine, bush tucker and aboriginal ways of knowing (pillars of indigenous society).

About the presenter/s

Ken Jones is a proud Boandik Elder from South Australia. Ken has always had a keen interest in the importance of sustainability and the environment, and his current work as an educator reinforces and extends this passion. His knowledge of Australian flora and fauna is extensive, and his achievements are many and varied, including his award for 2019 NAIDOC Male Elder of the Year, Boandik Community. He’s a loved member of the Australian Bush Adventure Therapy Community, a sought-after speaker, and a deeply respected cultural leader. Other achievements include: 2016 Lifelong Unsung Hero, 50 plus years, Conservation Council of South Australia; 2014 Mount Gambier Chamber of Commerce “Environment and Sustainability Award”; 2014 & 2015 NAIDOC Caring for Culture Award; 2014 SA WATER Green Lagoon Cultural Education Award; 2000 Environmental Citizen of the Year, Grant District Council.