Jenny Gilbertson

Who is your mob and where were you raised?

Born and raised in Sydney; part Māori (Te Aitanga-a-Māhaki) from Gisborne (Tūranga-nui-a-Kiwa) NZ.

What is your role within the committee?

As Community Arts Officer for the council my role involves initiating, facilitating and assisting with a wide variety of arts based projects. This year I am assisting with the NAIDOC art exhibition; gundir ɖarigim guali.

What made you want to get involved in NAIDOC events?

Interest in helping to raise the profile of our first Australians amongst the general community. Serving on the NAIDOC committee also enables me to understand more about, and build strong relationships with, the local indigenous community.

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

2016-2017

What does NAIDOC mean to you?

A day to showcase the history, strength and beauty of our indigenous peoples, within each community, and to the nation as a whole.

Which events are you most looking forward to?

NAIDOC art exhibition