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Investing in First Nations advocacy for self-determined futures

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Hosted by Australian Communities Foundation
15 May 2024

Hear from First Nations leaders who are building on the momentum generated in 2023 for First Nations justice.

As First Nations leaders harness this critical moment to drive the movement forward, there is an opportunity for funders to meaningfully resource this work. This is generational work that requires sustained investment, power sharing, and solidarity

Join us at our Learning Circle to: 

  • Explore how First Nations leaders are continuing to build the movement for justice and self-determination
  • Understand this critical moment for the movement and the unique role philanthropy can play in providing sustained support for First Nations-led advocacy
  • Learn about First Nations-led initiatives driving social and economic justice for First Nations communities.
Event information

Wednesday 15 May
12pm – 1:30pm AEST
Online via Zoom
– Access link to be provided on the day of the event


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 Glynn-McDonald, Director, First Nations Futures + Founding CEO, Common Ground

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.


This session is open to Australian Communities Foundation fundholders and clients. Contact us to register.