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.
The Fellowship for Indigenous Leadership is a sub-fund of the Australian Communities Foundation. You can support the Fellowship by making a donation through the ACF.
Right Way, Wrong Way, Which Way?
The Fellowship for Indigenous Leadership along with Woor-Dungin presented Right Way, Wrong Way, Which Way and respectful funding relationships in practice with philanthropy at the Philanthropy Australia National Conference in September 2016 as well as participating in a webinar hosted by Probono Australia and Philanthropy Australia in February 2017.
We are continuing our work in this area so watch this space for further updates.
Welcome to 2018!
The Fellowship for Indigenous Leadership throughout 2018 will be supporting our new Emerging Leaders Kathryn Coff working in the Castlemaine area, Catherine Coysh in Wodonga and Peter Aldenhoven in the Mornington Peninsula.
We will also be planning and holding the ‘Elder Discussion’ announced at the 2017 Award Ceremony. This is in the early planning stages and we will be calling on people to assist with the development and planning of this exciting event.
We look forward to working with the new Emerging Leaders, the Alumni and the Victorian community and will keep you informed as we progress with the ‘Elder Discussion’.
Jody Barney is a Murri woman from Urangan (near Hervey Bay) with kinship to Fraser Island Birri-Gubba and the Gurangi people of Barcaldine. For the last 25 years, Jody has been in Victoria where she...
Paul Briggs OAM
Paul Briggs OAM has a wealth of experience across a vast range of sectors in Aboriginal community development. In addition to being the founding Chairman of the Victorian Aboriginal Community...
Janine Coombs has taken on a number of significant leadership roles in her community in the area of native title, but she has also dedicated herself to promoting social and emotional issues....
Rebecca Crawford is a Barkindji woman from North Western NSW who comes from a large family in the northwest region of the Darling River. She previously worked in NSW in Aboriginal identified...