2017 Young Australian of the Year (New South Wales) Reconciliation champion and Founder of Red Earth
From: New South Wales
Founder of Red Earth, an organisation that gives Indigenous Australians from remote homelands a way to host young people from the city. For two weeks, high school students live with traditional owners and local kids, volunteering on projects and learning about the world’s oldest enduring culture. Red Earth's work is deeply rooted in reconciliation: Traditional Owners join the national narrative by telling their stories on their own land, and on their own terms.