Anthony Dewis
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Program Leader

I am a descendant of the Wanyar Majay Yidinjdji Nation and Dhurambal people on my father’s side and Malu Kiwai and Kauraraeg people on my mother’s side – with other nationalities mixed in my blood as well. I am from far North Queensland and have had extensive experience working all over the ACT, Queensland and Western Australia in both rural and remote environments.

I am passionate about my culture and both family and community oriented. I am a contemporary hunter, gather provider and protector of my family and community. I believe in good karma and enjoy helping people.

My lifelong passion has always been to do my part in empowering and inspiring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to make their dreams a reality. I do my best to be a positive influence for them not only as individuals but also as members of the wider community.

I believe that in doing this we can help to address the disparities between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians, particularly in the areas of health, social and emotional well-being as well as the overrepresentation of Indigenous people in the criminal justice system.

I am passionate about facilitating change for Indigenous people – I want to assist in building their capacity as countrymen in order for them to have a better life through quality education and economic participation.

I strive to be the best I can be, moving from one horizon to the next, continually learning and developing throughout my career. I do this by maintaining my part in assisting and addressing issues within the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

I want to be a man that my fellow peers and community members can follow, and when I have children I hope to be the best dad in the world for them and to leave a legacy for them to carry on.