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Melbourne 2016 ISPA Congress - Richard Frankland
Melbourne 2016 ISPA Congress

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Richard Frankland, Speaker (SESSION II | Reimagining: Protest and Activism; Thursday, June 2, 2016) at the Melbourne 2016 ISPA Congress, Reimagining. View the full Schedule of Events

Richard FranklandRichard Frankland | Speaker

Singer; Songwriter; Author; Poet; Filmmaker

Richard Frankland is a proud Gunitjmara man whose lifetime work has been to facilitate the voice of Indigenous Australians. One of Australia’s foremost cultural polymaths, Richard has worked on the frontline of Indigenous issues for the past 30 years and his projects encompass community capacity building ranging from organisation establishment, preventative violence workshops, healing circle establishment and cultural immersion programs. Richard was nominated for Australian of the Year in 2011 and 2013, and was a finalist for the Human Rights Medal in the 2013 Australian Human Rights Commission Awards. Richard is Head of Curriculum and Programs at the Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts and Cultural Development at the University of Melbourne. Richard constantly reminds people that, “We are not a problem people, we are people with a problem and that problem was colonisation.”

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