WHO WE ARE  - Circles of Elders, Professionals and Friends of FIRDA

Founders:                            Tjanara Goreng Goreng, Marj Droste, Debra Bennett

National Convenor              Dr Tjanara Goreng Goreng PhD      

PATRON.                              Mrs Mary Graham Koombumerri Elder QLD

 

CIRCLE OF ELDERS

Uncle Kumunara Randall (deceased)

Barbara Tjikatu AM Pitjanjatjara NT (deceased)

and All our Elders who support our work on their Country.....

All the Aunties and Uncles in our lives who have been with us since the beginning - there are so many that we cannot thank them all here but we can say some:

Uncle Charlie Perkins, Uncle Kevin Gilbert, Uncle Reg (Captain) Saunders, Aunty Mara Green, Aunty June Bond, Maureen Williams, my Great Grandmother Grace Wulli Wulli and Fanny/Frances her daughter who have always been with me in Spirit, Michael Maunsell, Heather Sculthorpe, Les Maelzer, Uncle Clarry Grogan, Aunty Alma Thorpe, Aunty Merle Jackomos, Faith Bandler, Paul Behrendt, Aunty Maureen Watson, Cousin Tiga Bayles, my Uncles Bill, Stanley, Ivan, Kevin, Grandfather Fred Stanley, and all the older blakfellas who have left us now but fought with us and taught us how to march, how to protest, how to hold our heads up high and never give up. We have you to thank for our recovery and our courage and strength. 

CIRCLE OF PROFESSIONALS

Medical:            Associate Professor Dr Warwick Middleton, Psychiatrist 

Publisher:          Cathi Lewis Editor and Founder Wild Dingo Press 

Philanthropist:   Diamond Rozarkeas

And Others

CIRCLE OF FRIENDS 

Marj Droste

Debra Bennett Queensland

https://www.usc.edu.au/profiles/council/debra-bennet

https://www.sustainabledreaming.org/about.html    

Dr. Paul Collis   Barkindji Storyteller   

Ms Kerrie Shepherd. Kamilaroi Healer

Alison McLeod, Kevin Albury Warriors - Wiradjuir

Aunty Bessie Nipper & family - Anangu Pitjanjarjara Mutitjulu NT

Frances Little - the Jimmy Little Foundation

See our Facebook Page for more...

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