Tunchai Redvers is a Dene/Metis two-spirit writer, social justice warrior, and wanderer from the Treaty 8 territory in sub-arctic Canada. By the age of 23 she has been recognized for her local and international volunteer efforts, has been published in a number of works for her writing and poetry, has been featured across a number of media and news platforms for her advocacy of Indigenous youth, has been named one of the Top 10 Drivers of Change in Canada, and is currently a Master of Indigenous Social Work student and the Co-Founder & National Programs Director of We Matter, a national non-profit organization committed to Indigenous youth empowerment, hope, and life promotion. She actively works to normalize and decolonize discussions on hope, hardship and healing, and indigenize mental health, identity and self-love.
BRIGGS is a powerhouse rapper and Bad Apples Music Founder/CEO who has created records that have made him a pioneer of the new wave of Australian hip-hop. His outspoken critiques of Australian culture have given a strong voice to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders nationally.
Aa a multidisciplinary artist, BRIGGS is on your televisions starring in Cleverman, Charlie Pickering’s The Weekly and Get Krackin, or reverberating through your turntables with his critically acclaimed albums both as a solo artist and as one half of the award winning duo, A.B. Original.
Gregory Phillips is from the Waanyi and Jaru Aboriginal Australian peoples, and comes from Cloncurry and Mount Isa.
He is a medical anthropologist, with twenty-five years’ experience in leading change.
He developed an accredited Indigenous health curriculum for all medical schools in Australia and New Zealand, founded the Leaders in Indigenous Medical Education (LIME) Network, and co-wrote a national Indigenous health workforce strategy. He established the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Healing Foundation Ltd in the wake of the federal apology to Indigenous Australians, has advised federal ministers on Indigenous health inequality, and was honoured in 2011 with an ADC Australian Leadership Forum Award.
Gregory has a PhD in psychology (‘Dancing With Power: Aboriginal Health, Cultural Safety and Medical Education’), a research master’s degree in medical science (‘Addictions and Healing in Aboriginal Country’; published as a book in 2003), and a bachelor degree in arts (Aboriginal Studies and Government majors).
Gregory is Chief Executive Officer of ABSTARR Consulting, is an Associate Professor of Aboriginal Health, and serves on several boards and committees, including chairing the Cathy Freeman Foundation and AHPRA and the Australian Medical Council’s Indigenous health strategy groups.
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