Australian Aboriginal elder

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An Australian Aboriginal elder is defined as "someone who has gained recognition as a custodian of knowledge and lore, and who has permission to disclose knowledge and beliefs". [1] Elders provide support for their communities in the form of guidance, counselling and knowledge, which help tackle problems of health, education, unemployment and racism. [2] Their role has also been the subject of academic research. [3] [4]

The Aboriginal Provisional Government is headed by a "Council of Elders". [5]

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