VC Indigenous Research Fellow, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
Dr Crystal McKinnon is Vice Chancellor’s Indigenous Research Fellow, Social and Global Studies Centre, RMIT University. Crystal is an extensively published academic and expert speaker and presenter on subjects related to Indigenous People’s civil rights, sovereignty and experiences of the criminal legal system. Crystal is a member of various academic bodies and is involved in academic administration, university governance and wider participation in the Boards of various not-for-profit organisations.
Founder of INDIGINERD
Tarneen Onus Browne
Tarneen Onus Williams is a proud Gunditjmara, Yorta Yorta person through their mother and Bindal and Meriam person through their father. Tarneen is living on the unceded land of the Wurundjeri peoples.
Tarneen is a community organising lead at Australian Progress, previously VALS community legal educator, a community organiser for Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance working on Invasion Day, Black Deaths in Custody and Black Lives Matter. They’re also a writer and filmmaker that has been published in IndigenousX, The Urban List, Crikey, NITV and RightNow. Tarneen’s film “young mob questioning treaty” has been screened internationally at ImagineNATIVE in Toronto and Tampere Film Festival in Finland.
Luke MartinSolicitor, Peninsula Community Legal Centre Member Luke is a lawyer and MD candidate, who is honoured to live in Naarm (Melbourne) on the Wurundjeri lands of the Kulin nations. He has worked in International mergers and acquisitions, equities, intellectual property, tax, government advisory, and Indigenous health research. Luke is a Palawa man who is passionate about empowering First Nations’ voices to work with government and businesses to help bridge the gap in law, health and economics.
Budj Bim World Heritage Executive Officer
Erin Rose is Gunditjmara from South West Victoria. Erin has worked in the justice sector for several years providing cultural and reintegration support to Aboriginal people in the justice system, before this she worked across a number of Aboriginal Community Organisations providing advocacy and support. Currently, Erin is the Budj Bim World Heritage Executive Officer at Gunditj Mirring Traditional Owners Aboriginal Cooperation overseeing the management and protection of the Budj Bim Cultural Landscape and its values.
Uncle Bobby Nicholls