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Marram Nganyin welcome packs featuring deadly artwork by Nakia Cadd 20.04.22

Koorie Youth Council

The Marram Nganyin Youth Mentoring team have been putting together deadly welcome packs for young mob in the programs. The tote bag features artwork by Nakia Cadd, Gunditjmara, Yorta Yorta, Dja Dja Wurrung, Boon Wurrung and Bunitj artist, who created the artwork illustrating what mentoring means to her. “This artwork depicts our mob harnessing generations of strength, resilience and knowledge. Mentoring...

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Introducing our deadly new Marram Nganyin Youth Mentoring Project Officer,... 07.04.22

Koorie Youth Council

We're excited to welcome to the team, Ardu Cubillo! I am a descendant of the Wadjigan and Larrakia clans. I was born and raised on Larrakia country and have proudly called Naarm (Melbourne) home for the past ten years. I was raised by matriarchs who nurtured me strong in culture, love and identity. They gave me the courage and determination to leave...

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National Close the Gap Day 2022 17.03.22

Koorie Youth Council

Today on National Close the Gap Day we honor and acknowledge our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders and community members for their tireless advocacy and commitment to the health and wellbeing of our people. This year’s Close the Gap report ‘Transforming power: Voices for generational change,’ themes are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander-led transformation, gender justice: equality and equity,...

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Introducing our new Policy & Research Officer, Daphne Arapakis! 16.03.22

Koorie Youth Council

I’m Daphne Arapakis. I was born and raised in Bulleke-bek (Brunswick) on Wurundjeri Country in Naarm (Melbourne). As a member of Naarm’s Greek diaspora, I am passionate about amplifying the voices of First Nations peoples and facilitating transcultural dialogues. I believe that this begins with elevating First Nations led initiatives, research and policy agendas; centring the power of community, Country...

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Introducing our new Policy and Advocacy Officer, Zach Smith 15.03.22

Koorie Youth Council

I’m a proud Gunai man who grew up on Latji Latji Country (Irymple) and am currently living and working on Wurundjeri Country in Naarm (Melbourne). I moved to the city in 2017, and since then I’ve had the opportunity to study at the University of Melbourne, whilst also having the opportunity to work within the public sector at Department of...

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