About the summit
The Whole of Community Engagement Team from Charles Darwin University (CDU), in partnership with Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education (Batchelor), delivered a Remote Indigenous Youth Leadership Summit on the 8-9th November. This was an invitation-only event, that provided a valuable opportunity for emerging youth leaders from remote and regional communities from the Northern Territory and Western Australia to network and share ideas on youth leadership and engagement, and to discuss local community-based activities and achievements. While youth leadership is the focus of the summit it has also provided an opportunity to explore broader themes including education and employment pathways, connecting with communities and language, as well as culture and identity. The program included the opportunity to speak with Mr Charlie King – ‘No More’ Campaign, Honorable Ngaree AhKit Assistant Minister for Seniors and Youth; and Ms Wendy Ludwig, Acting Pro Vice Chancellor – Indigenous Leadership. Many Summit participants also participated in an Indigenous Leaders Conference at Charles Darwin University over the following two days.