Koorie Youth Council Profile

Koorie Youth Council

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Join our Executive! 07.12.19

We're on the lookout for four deadly young people to join our Executive! Our Executive is made up of 15 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people from across Victoria. Our Exec come with diverse experiences and passions, and are based all over Victoria, including regional areas and Melbourne. They come together throughout the year to share, discuss and learn...


2020 Koorie Youth Summit artwork applications – now open! 13.11.19

Are you the next deadly artist for the Koorie Youth Summit? We are on the lookout for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people aged 14-28 years from Victoria to create the main artwork for next year’s Summit. The selected artwork will feature as the 2020 Koorie Youth Summit logo and will capture the theme – Connect, Heal, Grow: Determining...


Leyla Quartermaine

The future is ours by Leyla Quartermaine 07.11.19

  The first time my Aboriginality was questioned was when I transitioned from primary school to high school. ‘You’re only half, aren’t you? You don’t look Aboriginal… but what percent Aboriginal are you?’ My peers, who were 12 – 14 years old at the time would make jokes about me sniffing petrol and getting ‘government handouts’ on a regular basis....


2020 Koorie Youth Summit – Save the date! 06.11.19

We’re excited to announce that the 2020 Koorie Youth Summit will take place from Thursday 2 – Sunday 5 April at Camp Jungai. Our connection, healing and growth as Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander young people is symbolic of our culture, our people and our history. The 2020 Summit theme illustrates the collective wisdom of our past and present, as...


Where passion meets purpose by Douglas Briggs 23.10.19

I have always felt as though I was put on this Earth for a greater purpose. I’m a Morgan on my mother’s side and a Briggs on my father’s side. I’m so proud to be born into two proud and staunch families of political activists who have long been on the frontlines. From the banks of the Dhungala (Murray River)...