Galangoor Djali (good day)
My name is Jade Gould; I have been newly elected to the Butchulla Aboriginal Corporation Board of Directors.
I have also been given the responsibility of building a relationship with FINIA and FIDO. The Butchulla people acknowledge the good work done for country by these groups.
I spent all of my childhood on Butchulla country growing, learning and connecting. What is good for the country comes first is a traditional Butchulla lore that guides me and my work, and this is what inspired me to pursue a university education. In 2015, I graduated from James Cook University with a Bachelor of Science majoring in Ecology and Conservation. I strongly believe that western science and Traditional Knowledge are two complementary sets of data we can use to better inform management practices.
I aim to use knowledge gained at university, and my
professional career coupled with Traditional Ecological Knowledge learnt while
living on country to help better manage country. I look forward to
gaining more knowledge about country and building better relationships with our
Nhaa nyin bana (See you later)