As a young Aboriginal man, I live in the Perth metro area with my Nan and Pop who are the biggest influences in my Life.
I have been in the cooking course at Cyril Jackson for over a year now. I really have enjoyed the opportunity to cook various seasonal foods and learn more about the hospitality industry.
In 2015, I had the privilege of working with students and teachers from a number of other schools around Western Australia at the Kambarang culinary camp and event. This is where I met Josh Whiteland, and Mark Olive who showed me how to take the next step in incorporate city life and our blended culture.
For me the highlight of Kambarang was using some of the ingredients that I have never heard of before, and to experience the beauty of the country I live in.
I know that this culinary experience is really important to me, as it has opened my eyes to the possibilities and opportunities in the hospitality industry. I have always been keen to travel and see the world, and I look forward to new adventures this career path may take me.
Clinton is a descendant of the Ngarluma and Yindjibarndi people, who are the Traditional Owners of the coastal and inland areas of the West Pilbara region encompassing areas such as the City of Karratha, Dampier Archipelago, Murujuga National Park and Millstream-Chichester National Park.
Clinton has spent his entire life learning from his Elder's and family about the traditional ways of his people including speaking Ngarluma and Yindjibarndi languages, he has also been initiated in his people's Aboriginal Law Ceremony (Birdarra) and is an active member in his cultural responsibilities of looking after his ngurra (country).
The 8th national Australian Indigenous Tourism Conference (AITC) 2016
9 – 11 March 2016
Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre
Bunbury, Western Australia
“Since the inaugural event in 2004, the aim is to hold the conference in regions around Australia to showcase the diversity of Aboriginal culture in Australia and celebrate the achievements made in the tourism industry. Although the South West Geographe Margaret River region is known for gourmet food and wine experiences, it’s also rich in its cultural history and experiences”
Australian Indigenous Tourism Conference 2016
“Walking Together – Building Sustainable Futures”
Youth | Environment | Culture |Business of Tourism
The 8th AITC will bring together Aboriginal tourism representatives, businesses and organisations from Australia and overseas to discuss the opportunities and challenges within the industry through plenary sessions and presentations by industry leaders in the field.