“Regardless of my age, where I come from and who I am, my thinking can still make an impact on the world. Why follow someone else's path when I can create my own trail.”
“This is empowering. This is working with people my own age. This is working with people with no limits...”
“It's important for young Indigenous people to have the opportunity to come together in a safe space to discuss what is important to them, not to be told what they should think is important.”
“Volunteering abroad has been a mind-opening experience that exposed me to other cultures, languages and ways of life.”
FYA would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land throughout Australia. We pay our respects to their elders past, present and emerging, for they hold the memories, the traditions, the culture and hopes of Indigenous Australia. We acknowledge that Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people continue to live in spiritual and sacred relationships with this country.
Throughout this review the term ‘Indigenous’ is used to refer to both Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples. Unless noted otherwise, the term should be considered inclusive of both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.