Kama Trudgen

Kama Trudgen is a doctor and also the co-founder, along with her husband Tim, of Hope For Health and Together Retreats up in Arnhem Land.

Join me as we find out:

  • How she and Tim came to create Hope For Health.
  • What does 'hope for health' mean for her?
  • What does 'dominant culture' mean, and what does it mean for the Yolngu people?
  • What are the biggest lessons she's learnt for herself and her family?

Also, Kama will share with us:

  • The work she's been doing with the Yolngu people of East Arnhem Land.
  • The level of health in the Yolngu community before the western diet was introduced.
  • How both western culture and the Yolngu culture could learn from each other.
  • Her observations on the meaning of hunting and respect for animal life.

It was wonderful to speak to Kama again, and a pleasure to have her share what she has learned from the Yolngu people:

“We were created to be beings of purpose.”

“People need to be able to make good choices when they're in the store, just as readily as when they're in the bush.”

“It's kind of funny to find yourself in between these two worlds, and you can kind of look either way and it's just so obvious that we have what the other need!”

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