Education, Training and Employment

Our facilitators are qualified professionals with vast experience and industry connectivity. All programs are supported by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural perspectives which underpin all educational content and contexts.

  • Cultural knowledge for schools
  • Education, training and employment expos
  • Customised programs

 

Cultural Educational Facilitators

Dennis Bobongie

Dennis Bobongie

I am an Aboriginal and South Sea Islander. I am of the Olkolo & Kukumini peoples from far Nth Qld on the Palmer River, Cape York Peninsula; and the Rakwane tribe, Sango, Malaita, in the Solomon Is, and the Woilep tribe,Tongoa Is, speaking the Kanamaga language of Vanuatu. I also have a Scottish heritage, of the Lyall family Clan and Crest. As an active community Elder in the Moreton Bay District Area for the last 10 years I have been involved with promoting positive cultural programs for youth and especially young males. I have been involved in education and community work for over 50 years both here in Queensland and interstate.

Nicole Williams

Nicole Williams

My family and cultural connectivity ties me to Kuku Djungan country- north west of Cairns; Ugar – Stephen Island in the Torres Strait; Daly River in the Northern Territory and Burketown/Doomadgee. I am a determined educator and Imagineer with over 30 yrs of experience. My family, cultural and social history has ensured my relentless commitment to creating a more informed community that embraces Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ significant, ongoing historical and cultural connections to place and space. I believe that it is First Nations peoples’ sophisticated knowledge systems, understanding and practice that has been the nucleus of humanity in this country and will continue to be well into the future.

Paula Dewis

Paula Dewis

Paula is a competent trainer and educator of many years experience within the tertiary and vocational education environments. Apart from the professional working career Paula is also an emerging First Nation artist telling personal stories of connections with people, land, seas and communities.

Facilitators & Freelance Producers

Dennis Bobongie

Dennis Bobongie

Cultural talks and Boomerang demonstrations. Dennis has extensive experience in delivering positive cultural presentations within schools, tertiary institutions and for international students.  This also includes a close description and explanation of several types of Artefacts and Cultural knowledges.

Nicole Williams

Nicole Williams

Art and Poetry. I use all forms of my Art including poetry – spoken word; calligraphy; print making; textiles and paper crafts to convey my many messages and expressions of self.

Adelaide Saylor

Adelaide Saylor

Community Engagement / Family Support / Face Painting. Adelaide’s passion for working in and with community has created many successful outcomes for participants in areas of education, employment and wellbeing.

Paula Dewis

Paula Dewis

Art/Training. Paula is a competent trainer and educator of many years experience within the tertiary and vocational education environments. Apart from the professional working career Paula is also an emerging First Nation artist telling personal stories of connections with people, land, seas and communities.

LaVonne Bobongie

LaVonne Bobongie

Photography/ Multi Media. A freelance photographer for 10 years LaVonne works closely with regional and remote communities, international and local music artists and visual artists to help tell their stories their way. Having worked as a facilitator and mentor with youth and community organisations and educational institutions for many years she loves engaging people to express and value their personal stories and truth.

Sah Ghee

Sah Ghee

Singer/Songwriter/Musician/Mentor Sah is an Indigenous live performer of Torres Strait and Aboriginal descent. He has 20 years experience in performing and touring, not only in Australia but overseas as well. Sah Ghee runs cultural workshops and mentorships for up and coming Australian artists of all ages.

Estrelorna Bowie

Estrelorna Bowie

Estrelorna Bowie is a weaving facilitator. The art of weaving with the coconut tree leaves have been passed down to her by her Grandmothers from Erub (Darnley Island) in the Eastern Torres Strait.

Sela Mahe

Sela Mahe

Music workshops. Sela is a professional artist with over 19 years experience. Born in Auckland New Zealand and growing up in a musical family, as lead singer and founder of Kommon Groove Sela is a highly respected musician who has collaborated with national and international artists on the world stage.

Esther Taunoa

Esther Taunoa

Climate change workshops. New Zealand Maori personality, entrepreneur whose syndicated her task amongst employment in low decile regions focusing on self-development. She became one of the Reality Project Leaders for Al Gore and facilitated workshops delivering this message. Project co-ordinator of multiple projects in the creative arts and passion for innovation and evolution of today’s people.

George Waqairagata

George Waqairagata

Music workshops. “It’s the passion, seeing people smile and being positive.” George offers 26 years of experience in being a musician/singer, a vocal instructor, multiple instruments/theory tutor, producer, choir director & music director. George believes that creating an environment through repetition and engaging activities will help students learn and master their craft.

Jay Parry

Jay Parry

Outdoor activities. Jay believes that strong relationships can empower young people to face their problems in a constructive and supported way. By providing outdoors activities in a natural environment, Jay creates bonds that will last a lifetime, and empower kids to face the challenges of a modern world. Jay values team-building, a community spirit, and appreciation for land and culture, and pride for oneself. With these commitments, Jay strives to build positive atmosphere and strengthen young lives for a positive tomorrow.

Caleb SouthWood

Caleb SouthWood

Caleb Southwood is a Torres Strait Islander (Erub and Boigu), Aboriginal (Manbarra), Malayan, South Sea Islander. Caleb is an emerging hiphop artist who writes his own lyrics that describe the contemporary social fabric.

Tai Bobongie

Tai Bobongie

Tai Bobongie is of Aboriginal (Olkola), South Sea Islander, Scottish, Fijian (Naibita, Viti Levu and Nasukamai, Viti Levu), Chinese (Guangzhou), Maori (Tainui and Te Arawa – Raukawa), English and French descent. Tai is a professional photographer and artist who has worked with touring artists, festivals, community organisations and educational institutions.

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