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.
The Fellowship for Indigenous Leadership has chosen to capture the wisdom and experience of contributors in a document which distils and shares the key learnings, advice and insights that emerged from the Right Way, Wrong Way, Which Way? events. Click on the following to read more:
“The most important thing is … acknowledging the land where you live, the people in your community, and if you have Aboriginal community organisations or Aboriginal people who are leaders, or who work in that space, whether you have them in your organisations – and I would encourage you to employ Aboriginal people – because they give an insight into not only building their capacity, but enriching your organisation’s life, because you have someone there who has wonderful life stories and skills that will absolutely prove an asset. The first thing is that you make sure you connect with people relevant to your communities.” – Daphne Yarram – Fellow 2006-2011
‘Calling for Applications for Two Emerging Leaders for 2018′ has now closed.
The Fellowship for Indigenous Leadership fosters leadership, providing exceptional people with the support they need to achieve their vision for their communities by investing in recognised leaders and providing opportunities to emerging leaders within Victoria’s Indigenous 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 Calling for Applications and the Selection Process for 2018 has now closed.
The successful Emerging Leaders will be announced at a function on 17 October 2018 where their families, friends, colleagues, the Fellowship for Indigenous Alumni, stakeholders and supporters can join the Advisory Committee in congratulating them on their award.
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...
Steven Delaney is a Kamilaroi man from north-western New South Wales and lower Queensland. Steven works part-time as the Local Aboriginal Justice Worker with the Dandenong District Aborigines...
To date, Melissa Harrison has dedicated her career to working with or for the Aboriginal community in Victoria to build our profile and to advocate the needs of the community. Over time, she has...
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...