Congratulations to proud Gunditjmara woman and our deadly Deputy Executive, Bonnie Dukakis for receiving the 7NEWS Young Achiever Awards Australia for the Yarn Strong Sista Indigenous Achievement Award!
Bonnie joined the KYC staff team in October last year, and prior to this was on our Exec for 2 years, regular Koorie Youth Summit delegate, as well as involved in a number of key KYC projects. Before joining KYC as a staff member, Bonnie spent 7 years working predominantly in justice and more recently directly with young people within youth justice centres. Bonnie was the youngest and only Aboriginal mediator for the Dispute Settlement Centre Victoria Gippsland panel.
Bonnie is passionate about learning and providing opportunities for the next generation, particularly around the work of cultural strengthening, community capacity building and role of young people in this work. Thank you for sharing your journey with us Bonnie and for all the amazing work that you do!