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Chenile Chandler Connects to her Culture Through Song

Chenile Chandler is a Wurundjeri woman of the Kulin Nations. Chenile first started at the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) in September 2018 as an EA to the Program Manager of Indigenous and Social Statistics Branch. Chenile yarns up with Gman on 3KND. Chenile has a growing experience and an extensive connection to her Aboriginal culture and community in Victoria, being part of youth mentor groups and advisory groups. A way that Chenile majorly connects to her culture is through song.

I perform and write songs in Woiwurrung language with the assistance of my grandmother, Aunty Joy Murphy. Stepping into the Engagement role in February 2020 at the ABS, I look forward to further empowering our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and organisations by building relationships and expanding their understanding and knowledge of our datasets. This way organisations and communities are able to tell their story, through their data, and make informed decisions of how it can be used that is most beneficial to them.


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