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Leyla Quartermaine

The future is ours by Leyla Quartermaine 07.11.19

Koorie Youth Council

  The first time my Aboriginality was questioned was when I transitioned from primary school to high school. ‘You’re only half, aren’t you? You don’t look Aboriginal… but what percent Aboriginal are you?’ My peers, who were 12 – 14 years old at the time would make jokes about me sniffing petrol and getting ‘government handouts’ on a regular basis....

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2020 Koorie Youth Summit – Save the date! 06.11.19

Koorie Youth Council

We’re excited to announce that the 2020 Koorie Youth Summit will take place from Thursday 2 – Sunday 5 April at Camp Jungai. Our connection, healing and growth as Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander young people is symbolic of our culture, our people and our history. The 2020 Summit theme illustrates the collective wisdom of our past and present, as...

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Where passion meets purpose by Douglas Briggs 23.10.19

Koorie Youth Council

I have always felt as though I was put on this Earth for a greater purpose. I’m a Morgan on my mother’s side and a Briggs on my father’s side. I’m so proud to be born into two proud and staunch families of political activists who have long been on the frontlines. From the banks of the Dhungala (Murray River)...

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The Aboriginal social and wellbeing wheel – World Mental Health... 10.10.19

Koorie Youth Council

“The Aboriginal social and emotional wellbeing wheel, considers the centre (self) as inseparable from culture, family and community. The wheel outlines that a healthy connection to mental wellbeing is vital to our overall strong sense of self. If one spoke in that wheel isn’t working, then the wheel doesn't function properly. We must remember that we have to practice self-care....

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Necessary Work by Bryce Taylor 18.09.19

Koorie Youth Council

I’m now in my fourth week working at the Koorie Youth Council (KYC), and it's extremely satisfying to be doing the work that I am most passionate about, surrounded by such supportive people. Here is a little bit about what I was doing before coming to Victoria, and why being here is important to me. In 2015, I was working...

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