Fellowship for Indigenous Leadership
Supporting achievement and vision for a stronger community
The Fellowship for Indigenous Leadership fosters leadership, providing exceptional people with the support they need to achieve their vision for their communities.
The Fellowship invests in recognised leaders and provides opportunities to emerging leaders within Victoria’s Indigenous communities. The value of the investment in building Indigenous leadership is to improve the economic as well as the social and emotional wellbeing of communities.
The Fellowship supports past, present and future Indigenous leaders who are committed to achieving positive change for Indigenous Victorians and strengthening links between all Australians.
Over the past 15 years we have appointed 4 Fellows, including 1 Senior Fellow, and 22 Emerging Leaders.
Over the last 12 months the Alumni have been organising Elders Gatherings and to date they have been held in Craigeburn, Ulupna and Wodonga. Further Gatherings have been planned for November on the Mornington Peninsula with more in Melbourne early 2019.
These have ranged from small to large but as one Elder said ‘it is not the amount of people participating it is about the yarning’.
The Fellowship has also been working with the Australian Communities Foundation and Woor-Dungin to assist an organisation to transition to an Aboriginal Led Philanthropic Fund. More information on this will be announced in November 2018.
Congratulations to the New Emerging Leaders for 2018 – 2019
The Fellowship for Indigenous Leadership congratulates Alister Thorpe and Naomi Murphy as the Emerging Leaders for 2018 – 2019.
Learn more about Alister and Naomi and their proposed leadership activities:
Alister Thorpe has organised his first seminar which will be held on Tuesday 20 November 2018 from 2.30 – 3.30 pm titled US Indigenous Health Systems: Promises and Pitfalls presented by Karen Diver the Inaugural Faculty Fellow, College of St Scholastica, Duluth, Minnesota. For further details go to:
The Emerging Leaders 2017 – 2018
Check out the experiences and achievements of our 2017 – 2018 Emerging Leaders on film:
3 Rivers Festival
The 5th Annual ‘3 Rivers Festival’ is happening on 17 and 18 November 2018. Click on the following for more details:
Kathryn Coff is a proud Yorta Yorta woman living on Jaara Country. She is a respected member of the Aboriginal community and through Nalderun Aboriginal Services, works with Castlemaine Community...
Stephanie Armstrong is a proud Gamilaraay woman who has strong links with Victoria through family and friends. From a very early age, she looked to teach and learn. A large extended family provided...
Catherine Coysh is a proud Gunditjmara woman who has grown-up within the Albury/Wodonga area. She has a Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology) with La Trobe University and a Post-Graduate...
Rueben Berg is the Director of Indigenous Architecture and Design Victoria and the Managing Director of RJHB Consulting. He is a Gunditjmara man, a founder and director of Indigenous Architecture...