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Donna Ingram: Sydney, NSW


Donna is a Wiradjuri woman and is the proud Mother of 4 adult children. Donna holds a Diploma in Community Management from Tranby Aboriginal College and is a Graduate of the National Indigenous Women’s Leadership Development Program. Donna has served as an ATSIC (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission) Councillor for the Sydney region. Whilst her children were still at school, Donna was very active for many years on school committees involving Aboriginal education and policy, and has served on a number of community committees over the past 30 years, particularly to do with NAIDOC and women’s issues. Donna is an active member and currently a Cultural Representative of the Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council in Redfern, Sydney and provides Welcome to Country at many events and conferences around Sydney on behalf of the Land Council. Donna believes that education is essential for the further development of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their communities. She also believes it is vital for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to voice their ideas and opinions and to have those voices heard. Donna is excited to be a part of the National Empowerment Project as it gives the community the opportunity to have their voices heard and to make a contribution to the wellbeing of their own families and communities.

Nathan Taylor: Sydney, NSW


Nathan is a Wiradjuri man, born and raised in Sydney, before moving to Dubbo NSW, where his family originates from, complete high school. Nathan moved back to Sydney to initiate tertiary education, he is currently undertaking a Bachelor of Human Movement and is working as the Programs Coordinator for the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence in Redfern, developing and facilitating programs for indigenous youths.

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