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Charles Pakana

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An Aboriginal man of Tasmanian descent, Charles is the founder and editor of Victorian Aboriginal News. He started his career as a journalist in the early 80s, working in the burgeoning information technology industry. Starting as a freelancer, he moved on to become technical editor for Microsoft's user magazine, Communique, before working as the group editor at Computer Magazine Group.
First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria Member Rueben Berg Tells It As It Is

First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria Member Rueben Berg Tells It As It Is

Assembly member Rueben Berg shares what it's like behind the scenes as one of the elected Victorian Aboriginal Traditional Owners working towards Treaty/ies in Victoria.
Yoo-rrook Justice Commission Chair Aunty Eleanor Bourke Discusses the Commission’s Letters Patent

Yoo-rrook Justice Commission Chair Aunty Eleanor Bourke Discusses the Commission’s Letters Patent

During this first of several interviews with Yoo-rrook commissioners, Aunty Eleanor Bourke, Yoo-rrook Justice Commission Chairperson, discusses some of the finer details of Commission's guiding document, the Letters Patent.
Kinaway Chamber of Commerce. A Force Behind Aboriginal Business Growth Across Victoria

Kinaway Chamber of Commerce. A Force Behind Aboriginal Business Growth Across Victoria

Kinaway CEO Scott McCartney talks openly on CMR about the growth and sustainability of Aboriginal businesses across Victoria.
Understanding the Role of the Federation of Victorian Traditional Owner Corporations

Understanding the Role of the Federation of Victorian Traditional Owner Corporations

Paul Paton, CEO of the FVTOC talks on CMR about the why, what and wherefore of the Federation and its multiple roles in furthering the rights of all Victorian Traditional Owners and groups.
A Visit to the Aboriginal-Owned Cooee Cafe in Rosebud

A Visit to the Aboriginal-Owned Cooee Cafe in Rosebud

In Rosebud on the Mornington Peninsula, Aboriginal-owned and -operated Cooee Cafe keeps its doors open for business despite a disastrous environment for the catering and hospitaility industry.
Kerri-Lee Harding – A Proud Aboriginal Voice in Australian Media for 25 Years

Kerri-Lee Harding – A Proud Aboriginal Voice in Australian Media for 25 Years

Proud Bindal, Juru and Koa woman Kerri-Lee Harding - SBS/NITV Executive Producer of Radio and Podcasts - talks on Connection Matters Radio about the importance of Aboriginal voices in Australian media.
Working Towards Achieving an Elders’ Voice in the Victorian Treaty Process

Working Towards Achieving an Elders’ Voice in the Victorian Treaty Process

Gunditjmara Elders Aunty Charmaine Clarke and Uncle Rob Lowe talk with CMR about the need for, and work ahead in developing, the First Peoples' Assembly of Victoria's Elders' Voice.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Victorians Supported for 2024 Local Government Candidacy

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Victorians Supported for 2024 Local Government Candidacy

With only two Aboriginal Local Government Councillors in Victoria, the Victorian Local Governance Association (VLGA) is continuing its YCCC project to help address the imbalance of First Nations people holding political office in local government.
Treaty in Victoria – Discussing the Basics with Co-Chair Marcus Stewart

Treaty in Victoria – Discussing the Basics with Co-Chair Marcus Stewart

As the democratically elected members of the First Peoples' Assembly of Victoria (FPAV) continues paving the way forward for treaties between Victorian Aboriginal people and the State Government, we take a look at some of the challenges and successes achieved to date.
Taungurung Unfurls its Flag of Sovereignty and Unity

Taungurung Unfurls its Flag of Sovereignty and Unity

Taungurung Land and Waters Council unveils the first Traditional Owner flag of sovereignty in Victoria.

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