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Sydney WorldPride (SWP) and Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras (SGLMG) are committed to working closely with First Nations communities to celebrate and elevate First Nations LGBTQI+, Sistergirl and Brotherboy culture. SWP and SGLMG understand the importance of actively promoting equity and equality while working together to build cultural competence and strong relationships between First Nations and our organisations.
The role of the First Nations Advisory committee is to advise and make recommendations to Sydney WorldPride and Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras on matters relating to First Nations programming. The committee will inform development, implementation, and review of festival planning. The committee will also advise and liaise regarding issues impacting First Nations LGBTQI+ Sistergirl and Brotherboy communities.
All members of the advisory committee were appointed through an EOI and interview process, by a panel that included PwC’s Indigenous Consulting, SWP First Nations Engagement Officer, SWP First Nations Creative Director - First Peoples and the SWP and SGLMG CEO’s.
|Esther Montgomery (She/Her)||Mardudhunera and Yindjibarndi (Pilbara)|
|Lee Bevan (He/Him)||Nyul Nyul and Kija (Kimberley Region of WA)|
|Tony Lee (He/Him)||Yawuru (WA)|
|Dwesmond Wiggan||Bardi/Jawi Nation of the Dampier Peninsular (WA)|
|Keith Quayle (He/Him)||Barkindji/ Malyangapa|
|Jony Berry||Palawa Tasmania|
|Elsie Stuart (She/Her)||Biripi (Northern NSW) living on Awabikal Country|
|Jaleel Jarrett||Gumbaynggirr and Bundjalung|
|Colin Ross||Jinibara Dala and Bidjara (Sunshine Coast)|
|Taz Clay||Kalkadoon (Mt Isa) and Bwgcolman (Palm Island)|
|Djarwan Eatock||Wiradjuri (NSW) and Gayiri (QLD)|
|Crystal Johnson||Tiwi & Lajamanu (NT)|
|Desmond Campbell (He/Him)||Nglakan (south east Arnhem Land region) and Gurindji (south west of NT)|
|Ross Fowler||Bidigal, Dharawal (NSW), resides in the NT|
|Sani Townson||Samu, Koedal and Dhoeybaw Clans of Saibal Island Torres Strait lives in Sydney|
|Joanna Agius OAM (She/Her)||Narungga South Australia (SA)|