Australian Communities Foundation - Home

Sorry. You're using a browser that we
don't support.

To experience this site, please use Firefox, Chrome or Edge.

3 min read

Insights from First Nations leaders on best-practice giving

Australian Communities Foundation’s recent First Nations Learning Circle, with Millie Telford and Rona Glynn-McDonald, provided great insights for better giving to support First Nations communities. 

This National Reconciliation Week, take the time to reflect on your support for First Nations communities with the summary below.

Amelia (Millie) Telford, Acting Co-Executive Director and First Nations Justice Director, Australian Progress

Millie is a Bundjalung and South Sea Islander woman, aiming to build the capacity of First Nations-led movements and advocacy across the country. Before joining Australian Progress, Millie co-founded and led Seed, Australia’s first Indigenous Youth Climate Network. Since its launch in 2014, Seed has expanded rapidly, becoming a national grassroots network of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to protect country, culture and communities from climate change.

Rona is a Kaytetye woman who grew up in Mparntwe on Arrernte Country. With ties to storytelling, economics and narrative change, Rona works with First Nations organisations to shape future systems that centre First Nations people, country, knowledge, cultures, truth-telling and solutions.