Christie Wishart

Who is your mob and where were you raised?

I am a Quandamooka woman, decending from the Ngugi people of Moorgumpin. I was born in Brisbane and spent most of my childhood there before moving to remote towns In NSW Bourke and Cobar. In 2009 I moved to Bundaberg to be closer to family and have been here ever since.

What is your role within the committee? 

I am an ordinary member and will be helping with the Trivia night “knowledge knockout”

What made you want to get involved in NAIDOC events? 

I wanted to get involved in my community and be a part of celebrating our culture and way of life.

How long have you been a member of the NAIDOC committee? 

2017 is my first year … well i guess it’s actually my 2nd year as last year I was nominated for an award 

What does NAIDOC mean to you? 

NAIDOC is an opportunity to be proud and to celebrate and share our peoples culture and achievement’s with the wider community.

Which events are you most looking forward to? 

ALL of them

Anything else you would like to share?

I think it is a blessing we have an opportunity to share our history and culture with the community and to acknowledge and celebrate the achievement’s of local Aboriginal people. We have amazing leaders and youth in our community and I will be honoured to help out with this years NAIDOC events.