Lynette Riley

Lynette Riley

Who’s your mob and where were you raised?

I am Wiradjuri (Dubbo) and Kamilaroi (Moree); I was raised in Dubbo with significant amounts of time spent in Moree.

How long have you been a member of the NAIDOC Committee?

I recently joined the National NAIDOC Committee in 2017.

What does NAIDOC mean to you?

An opportunity to educate the wider community and celebrate our heritage and culture in public forums.

How will you be celebrating NAIDOC Week?

Visiting family and attending school and community functions/activities.

Outside of NAIDOC what are your passions?

Education, Aboriginal art making Kangaroo Skin Cloaks, my kids and grand-children.

Fun fact – what don’t we know about you?

I make Kangaroo Skin Cloaks and just received my PhD looking at “Conditions of Academic Success for Aboriginal Students”.