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Brian Stevens, President

Brian Stevens is a proud Gunai man who has a deep understanding of cultural knowledge steeped in Aboriginal community protocols, obligation and cultural responsibility.

His depth of knowledge is underpinned by a career that has been built on the significance of building and maintaining relationships both at the government and community levels which has provided him with a reservoir of learning’s and networks to draw from.

He has held positions within the Victorian Aboriginal community, policy and program development roles within the Victorian Government, has background in economic development, a passionate advocate for Indigenous leadership development and support and is a trained mentor, facilitator and conflict coach.

Brian believes strongly in the need to advocate, support and build Indigenous people’s capacity of to grow leadership into the future.

 

Genevieve Grieves webGenevieve Grieves, Vice-President

Genevieve Grieves is Worimi – traditionally from mid north coast New South Wales -and has lived on Kulin country for many years.  She is currently a Lecturer in the Indigenous Studies Program, University of Melbourne where she is also undertaking her PhD in memorialisation and frontier violence.

Genevieve was the Lead Curator of the international award winning First Peoples exhibition, Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre at the Melbourne Museum, which opened in September 2013. She has previously worked with the Koorie Heritage Trust where she worked in oral history, family history, created a digital archive and developed the Mission Voices website for the ABC.

Her work in film has included as a researcher, field producer and online content developer on the First Australians project.  She also wrote and directed a multi-award winning documentary called Lani’s Story for SBS Television.

Genevieve also creates video art, most notably Picturing the Old People. Her most recent work is a video piece of memorialisation called lament.

 


KimberelyKimberley Moulton, Treasurer

Kimberley Moulton is a Yorta-Yorta woman from Shepparton in country Victoria and is a direct descendent of the James and Cooper family.

Kimberley is an emerging writer and curator and is currently the Project Officer for Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre at Melbourne Museum. Kimberley’s role includes developing exhibitions for the Birrarung Gallery, a space dedicated to celebrating Victorian Aboriginal culture through contemporary art. Kimberley works with Aboriginal communities from across Victoria facilitating access and engagement with Museum Victoria and was an assistant curator on the international award winning exhibition First Peoples.

In 2010 Kimberley was one of ten chosen for the inaugural Wesfarmers Indigenous Arts Leadership Program at the National Gallery of Australia and in 2011 was invited back as a one of two mentors for the program. Kimberley was one of five who received a place in the 2013 British Council ACCELERATE program, a leadership development, mentoring and industry placement program in the UK.

Kimberley holds a Bachelor of Arts from Monash University and is currently completing post graduate studies in Australian Indigenous Culture at the University of Melbourne. Kimberley’s area of interest is contemporary Australian Indigenous art, museology and Indigenous autonomy and self representation within these sectors.

 

shannon-faulkheadShannon Faulkhead, Secretary

Dr Shannon Faulkead is a Koorie woman from Mildura.  Shannon has a PhD in Indigenous Studies from Monash University, and prior to returning to study she worked for nine years at the Koorie Heritage Trust Inc.  Shannon’s research concentrates on the location of Indigenous Australian peoples and their knowledge within the Australian society and collective knowledge.  This research embraces the differences occurring between Indigenous and mainstream Australia as being positive and working towards methods of celebrating these differences within mainstream research methodologies and collective knowledge.  Whilst her research is multi-disciplinary in nature, to date it has centred on community and archival collections of records and has been situated within the dual-disciplines of Indigenous Studies and Archival Science.  In 2010 Shannon and Jim Berg wrote a book on the repatriation of skeletal remains titled Power and the Passion: Our Ancestors Return Home.

 

Uncle Larry Walsh, Executive Committee Member

Biography to come.

 

MylesRussellCooke webMyles Russell-Cook, Executive Committee Member

Myles Russell-Cook is a Doctoral candidate and lecturer in Design Anthropology and Indigenous Studies at Swinburne University, Melbourne, Australia. Prior to this he undertook postgraduate studies in Fine Art, and undergraduate studies in Creative Media and Commercial Photography. He has undertaken archival and museum research throughout Australia, North America and London.