Deneita Fewquandie

Who’s your mob and where were you raised?

My Father – Don Fewquandie comes from a large immediate Murri family mob of ‘mixed heritage’ of South Sea Islander, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples spread  from the Torres Strait down to the Sunshine Coast and throughout coastal and outback Queensland and also extending to the Northern Territory.  My Mother – Sue Fewquandie (nee Neill) come from a Murri family mob of South Sea Island heritage and immediate extended family members of Aboriginal heritage

What is your role within the Committee?

Assistant Co-ordinator

What made you want to get involved in NAIDOC events?

I have always enjoyed attending NAIDOC events in the different towns that I have lived.  Recognition and respect of Indigenous and Islander culture is of personal importance.  I believe I can make a contribution to helping raise awareness in our community of these beautiful and rich cultures

How long have you been a member of the NAIDOC Committee

This is my second year

What does NAIDOC mean to you?

A time for everyone in the community to come together in unity and harmony to acknowledge history and culture and celebrate the achievements of Indigenous Australians.

Which events are you most looking forward?

This is a hard question as I am looking forward to all the events.  I think the diversity of the events included in the 2017 NAIDOC week celebrations are inclusive where all people in the community will have an opportunity to get involved, attend an event and experience the richness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture.

Anything else you would like to share

Get involved, tell your friends and families about all the events that will be happening in our community to celebrate NAIDOC week.  We have a jam packed Calendar of Events from the 2nd July to 9th July.  It will be great!!!!