Kenny Bedford is a Traditional Owner from the Meuram Clan of Erub in the Torres Strait Islands. During the past two decades he has played an integral role in developing traditional and commercial fisheries in the Torres Strait and has held many community-based roles. As well as being a member of the National NAIDOC Committee, Kenny is also a Director at Reconciliation Australia, the Indigenous Engagement Lead for the From the Heart campaign and a Director at My Pathway. Kenny is grateful to have opportunities to represent his people and region and to contribute to the advancement of First Nations peoples more broadly.
What does NAIDOC mean to you?
NAIDOC to me is very much about sharing, promoting and celebrating our diverse Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and our stand out achievers as respective communities and as a Nation.