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Gordon Cole, Kimberley Benjamin, Steve Satour

Meet the new NAIDOC Committee members!

08/10/2018 | Committee

Three new members were warmly welcomed onto the National NAIDOC Committee (NNC) recently as preparations for NAIDOC Week 2019 got underway.

Kimberley Benjamin, Gordon Cole and Steven Satour joined other NNC members in Canberra back in September at the first NAIDOC planning meeting of the Committee post NAIDOC 2018.

NAIDOC Co-Chairs John Paul Janke and Pat Thompson said that the Committee was excited to welcome new members who each bring experiences, skills and a strong passion for NAIDOC.

2018 National NAIDOC Committee

Join the National NAIDOC Committee

03/08/2018 | Committee
Are you interested in setting the direction for national NAIDOC Week celebrations? Do you have the skills, passion and networks to help us drive and grow the celebrations?
Marlee Hutton

Marlee Hutton - Marine Scientist

17/07/2018 | Theme

I am a Bardi Jawi woman from the Kimberley, I grew up in Broome and spent a lot of time around the ocean.  While growing up my Nana Lexie would always encouraged me to find a career that made me happy and to find a way to bring my career back home to country.  Every moment spent with her was a lesson, she was a determined, very hard working woman who lived through a difficult time in Australian history.  I am always amazed at how her strength allowed her to overcome her disadvantages and provide her children an

Rayleen with quandong tree

Rayleen Brown - Co-Founder and Owner of Kanga's Can Cook

11/07/2018 | Theme

Rayleen Brown’s story is a story of humble beginnings, hard work and passion. Born in Darwin.  Travelling up and down the Territory with her parents and siblings to follow the work.  From Wave Hill to Adelaide River to Leanyer to Humpty Doo.  Learning all the while.

Patricia Conlon, NAIDOC Committee

Patricia Conlon, NAIDOC Committee

11/07/2018 | Committee
My name is Patricia Conlon, my family are from Cherbourg Aboriginal township approximately 350 kms northwest of Brisbane.  
John Paul Janke, NAIDOC Committee

John Paul Janke, NAIDOC Committee

11/07/2018 | Committee

John Paul Janke co-host of NITV Australia's The Point, once read a quote which perfectly sums up his mother Joanna Jaima Janke (or ‘Nana JJ’ as his family calls her). 

“My mother is the bones of my spine, keeping me straight and true. She is my blood, making sure it runs rich and strong. She is the beating of my heart.” I simply cannot imagine where I’d be with my mother influence and guidance in my life. 

Shannan Dodson, NAIDOC Committee Member

Shannan Dodson, NAIDOC Committee

09/07/2018 | Committee
Because of these women, I can!  Shannan Dodson a Yawuru (Broome area) woman who was born in Katherine in the NT talks about her Aunty Patricia Dodson-Jauncey.

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