Yilki Guludun Tagai
Law & Biocultural Knowledge
Who We Are - Our Message
YGT is a 100% Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander owned and operated business specialising in Biocultural education, knowledge, research, consulting, artwork and design. Our mission is to embed Bama (Aboriginal) and Islander (Torres Strait Islander) knowledge and culture into everything we do, and to spread our message: Respect for Bama and Islander People, Country, Land, Sky, Sea, Water and Culture.
Dr. Ruth Link
Director at YGT
Uncle Charles Passi
Miriam Cultural knowledge holder and Educator
Biocultural Knowledge Expert
CEO at YGT
Mae Woomba lead
Jimaldamal Music Sector Leader
GuGu Yalanji & Birri Gubba song man
How We Work
You may have heard the term traditional knowledge, or Bama/Islander cultural knowledge. A more recent term recognising this knowledge is Indigenous Biocultural Knowledge (IBK), ‘knowledge that encompasses people, language and culture, and their relationship to the environment’. Our services ultimately seek to put people and culture back into the environment.
YGT Law & Biocultural Knowledge is pioneering a new way of operating where the central purpose is Wellness through connection to Country, Land, Sea and Sky.
Our services seek to:
Embed Bama and Islander led transformation from concept, design, implementation and evaluation
Create a courageous and strong spirit, mind and heart through sharing culture through our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education, artwork and design
Transform western policy, programs and laws so they are culturally, spiritually and economically responsible and integral to our peoples, lands and cultures
Connect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Country, Land, Sea and Sky to the Dreaming and our ancestral connection
Specialising in decolonisation of western systems through revitalising and maintaining our cultural knowledge, way of living and being, healing and wellbeing as the fundamental game-changers to addressing the complex, wicked problems experienced by our peoples, lands and cultures
Embed Traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages in everything we do
Holistic relationship with Country, Land, Sea and Sky through our ancestral spirit, beings and totems and our relationship to our our ancient traditions, laws and customs
Our focus is innovation grounded in a synergised approach that leverages Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Western methods. We leverage the strengths of each approach enabling genuine innovation.
The cornerstones of the Western paradigm that align with our core Bama and Islander business strengths are:
Small Business & Entrepreneurship
Science and Technology
Education and Training
Health and Wellbeing
Design and Cultural Artwork
Mega trends and disruptions.
Innovation is core to Bama Gala – which is our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of being, knowing, seeing, and doing. At YGT, we exist to use Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander innovation as a means of educating, advising and supporting our clients and communities through our services and biocultural education courses – all of which are grounded in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge and languages to bring back the goodness in our law.