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BLOG: Meet Our Executive – Dylan Murphy-Pettit 23.06.21

Koorie Youth Council

Dylan Murphy-Pettit is a proud Wakka Wakka and Wemba Wemba man living on Latji Latji and Barkindji Country in the Mallee Region. Hear how Dylan came to be involved as a KYC Executive member and what matters most to him. How did you get involved with KYC? I applied to become an Executive member on the website after Mum told...

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BLOG: ‘Kul kul chimachi’ — The story of carrying on... 10.06.21

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Earlier this week on a day like any other, I went to visit my nan and pop and share some danish pastries and croissants (for necessary caregiving responsibilities #COVIDSafe). My nan and pop truly are my best friends, and we often share stories (over assorted pastries more often than not) with each other. My nan is [Aunty] Zeta Thomson, Yorta...

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BLOG: Remembering my Bargy this National Sorry Day by Lillian... 26.05.21

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Today, 26 May 2021, marks the 24th anniversary of the handing down of the Bringing Them Home Report. This day is known as National Sorry Day. On this day, I remember them. I mourn the loss of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander babies and children who were stolen. Stolen from their families, communities, Country and culture. Today, I acknowledge...

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BLOG: 3 ways to be a good LGBTIQA+ ally by... 17.05.21

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Today is IDAHOBIT Day, the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia and Transphobia. Although today marks 31 years since the World Health Organisation removed homosexuality from the Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, the LGBTIQA+ community still face a range of discriminations that negatively impact their health and wellbeing. It’s an important day to stand with the queer community...

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BLOG: To all the amazing mother figures in our lives... 07.05.21

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Mother’s Day for me is about acknowledging all the amazing mother figures in our lives. Whoever that may be. Personally, on Mother’s Day I celebrate a few women in particular. I celebrate and acknowledge my Mum, my Nan, my sisters and the wider community. Our communities coming together to raise children and young people collectively has shaped me into the woman I am...

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