ANU Reconciliation Lecture 2024

18 Jul 2024

We are proud to announce ANU Reconciliation Lecture 2024, This year the lecture will be delivered by Ms Selina Walker a Ngunnawal women, emerging elder and proud granddaughter of Senior Ngunnawal Elder Aunty Agnes Shea OAM.  Co – Chair, ACT Reconciliation Council and a member – Victims of Crime Justice Committee. Selina was awarded 2024 ACT Local hero.

ANU Reconciliation Lecture
This lecture series, which began in 2018 to highlight Indigenous researchers and Indigenous research, has since become The Australian National University’s flagship event for National Reconciliation Week.

About Ms Selina Walker

Selina has been working in the ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community and surrounding regions for over fifteen years in various roles.
She has kincare of her three Godsons and 5 little cousins, 8 teenagers all together. She supports her two other godsons in foster care and provide respite for other children in out of home care in the community.

In 2017, she was recognised for her efforts as a carer and named the ACT Barnardos Mother of the Year  and was awarded the 2024 ACT Australian of the Year Local Hero for the work she has done towards Reconciliation and as one of the founding members of Yerrabi Yurwang Child and Family Aboriginal Corporation.

Selina has a strong commitment to family and community work within the region. She is a community representative on many different boards and committees for example:
•Ministers Reconciliation Council
•Chair – Council of Catholic School Parents Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Committee
•Chair – Catholic School Parents Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn
•Ngunnawal Bush Healing Farm
•Chair – Catholic School Parents Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn (CSPACG)
•Member – Victims of Crime Justice Committee
But more recently taken over her grandmother’s Aunty Agnes Shea OAM cultural obligations and continuing her work here in the ACT and surrounding regions striving for equity and better outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Selina is a strong activist for young people, preparing our future leaders and a proud Aboriginal artist. She has a passion and drive for mental health, suicide prevention and awareness.

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