Arrurlenge Arntanta-areme (ARRA) is a group of Aboriginal Congress staff who watch over and look after the Congress Arrurlenge (History Project) by providing cultural safety advice.
Edward McGill (pictured above right) is the newest member of ARRA where men and women are in equal place on the ARRA, working together.
Edward grew up in Alice Springs until he was about 12 years old, then moved to Darwin for a couple of years. He moved back to Alice Springs to finish High School and be with his family. Edward has lots of family that also works for Congress (both in the past and currently). He has completed 2-years of Aboriginal Health Practitioner (AHP) training and currently works as an Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) caseworker with the Congress Social Emotional and Wellbeing (SEWB) team. He plans to study an AOD qualification in the future.
Edward thinks ARRA is valuable as it’s good to have community and cultural consultation to guide Congress Arrurlenge in the appropriate direction. He thinks Congress Arrurlenge is important so Congress and the community can reflect on our history and past, while also acknowledging the people that came before us.