Emily Tyaemaen Ford

Certificate IV Business (Governance)

Junior Research Assistant

Emily Ford graduated with a Certificate IV in Business Governance in May 2017. She works with senior research fellow Dr Linda Ford on Indigenous research projects, Aboriginal Cosmology, New ways for old ceremonies: an archival research project, ARC Discovery Indigenous Project and land management & land revitalization projects. Emily was awarded the Darwin Young Citizen of the Year in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the Darwin community at the City of Darwin Australia Day Awards in January 2020.


Emily talks to Gabrielle Lyons for the ABC Darwin Radio 'Breakfast' show about the Australia Talks survey that found two-thirds of the 50,000 respondents aged 18-24 years thought it was harder to get by than it used to be - unless they are living in the NT.  LINK to interview and go to 1hr:13mins

Language with a local - Larrakia, Off the Leash article, 2019

Research Interests

  • Indigenous Knowledge
  • Aboriginal Cosmology
  • Ethnomusicology

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Research Projects

Current Projects

  • New ways for old ceremonies: Archival esearch project (ARC)
  • Aboriginal cosmology - What this means for women and gender policy: Archival research project (ARC)
  • NT Government oral history grant

Professional Positions, Memberships & Awards

Professional Positions & Memberships

Member of Indigenous reference group for plant biosecurity in Australia


  • 2020 Darwin Young Citizen of the Year 
  • Marion McCall OAM Scholarship
  • NT Leadership Awards for the National Indigenous Youth Parliament 2017
Emily Tyaemaen Ford


T: +61 8946 7203

Darwin, NT