Podcast Episode 5: Our Huge Untapped Resource: Expanding Aboriginal tourism in a post-COVID world, with Dale Tilbrook

First published 2020

Dale Tilbrook is a much-loved native food specialist, educator, and passionate Aboriginal tourism advocate. Like a lot of Australia this week, Dale’s immersed in NAIDOC Week, celebrating the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. She also continues to work towards a big vision for First Nations people, and WA as a whole.

This vision is reflected in the joint proposal made by Clean State WA and the influential WAITOC – the Western Australian Indigenous Tourism Operators Council. Dale’s seen WAITOC generate a litany of outstanding success stories in Aboriginal tourism, and at times with very few resources. The potential is huge, she says, with the right support and investment, to empower Aboriginal communities with all sorts of flow-on benefits – and at a time when WA – and the rest of the world – need it most.

The Clean State WA podcast is produced and hosted by Anthony James, Perth-based creator of The RegenNarration podcast. For more stories of regeneration around WA, Australia, and the world, tune into The RegenNarration wherever podcasts are found, or at https://www.regennarration.com.

With acknowledgment to all First Nations people in what’s now known as Western Australia, in particular to the Whadjuk Noongar people on whose land this episode was recorded.

The Clean State office acknowledges that it resides on the land of the Nyoongar people. We pay respect to their Elders, past and present, and acknowledge the important role all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people continue to play in advancing a Clean State of WA. 

Thanks to the team at Clean State WA, and to the generous volunteers, supporters and active partners who are making this plan a reality.

If you’d like to get in touch with ideas, questions or thoughts generated by the plan or this podcast, you can email Clean State at info@cleanstate.org.au or simply join our mailing list.

Eden is Lost, by Selfless Orchestra.


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