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
CIRCLE OF FRIENDS
Debra Bennett Queensland
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
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