David and Cheryl’s deep love of country and its ways will form the basis of this exploration of Aboriginal culture and spirituality.
Course Cost: $256 Single $236 Double/Twin including accommodation and meals.
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Course Leaders: David Carline & Cheryl Buchanan
David Carline is an Indigenous Australian Quaker, a member of the Kooma people of southwestern Queensland. In the 1990’s David was involved in the protests against French nuclear testing at Muroroa atoll.
For the last twenty years he has been actively working for the well-being of his people (Kooma) and is caring for country and its waterways along with his niece, Cheryl Buchanan, who is working with the Murray-Darling Basin Commission.
Cheryl Buchanan has been politically active at a national level for the past forty years with many publications, some concerning spirituality held at the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Studies.
They have been involved in the acquisition and management of traditional lands. Kooma traditional owners have a property Murra Murra, east of Cunnamulla. David is setting up a nursery of native plants at his home to address problems with land degradation.
Both Cheryl and David have held to their indigenous spiritual principles in their love and care of family, country and waterways.