Kim Walker

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Kim Walker

NAISDA CEO

Kim has held senior positions within arts organisations for over 30 years and is currently the Chief Executive Officer of NAISDA Dance College, Australia's National Indigenous Dance College. A dancer, director, and choreographer, Kim has been principal dancer for Sydney Dance Company, Artistic Director of the Flying Fruit Circus and a nationally renowned freelance choreographer and director. Kim has served as a member of Create NSW and the Australian Council on several boards, and on the Hothouse Artistic Directorate. Kim was also the recipient of the Sydney Myer individual award in 1991 and currently sits on the boards of Create NSW, Ausdance NSW, and Barang Regional Alliance.

Kim is a non Indigenous, born on Gadigal Land of West Indian and African heritage.
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How Unleashing the Power of 60,000+ Years of Storytelling Is Igniting Indigenous Leadership

WED, OCT 18, 12:30 PM
Conference
This inspiring session explores how better career and educational outcomes can be achieved for young First Nations people through stronger connection to First Nations culture, country and the arts. The traditional Western model of education is failing for our First Nations peoples and through the stories of 3 impressive young First Nations leaders we explore how NAISDA (Australia’s National training institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people) takes a radically different approach by putting Indigenous culture at the core of a more effective education model. Traditional Western tertiary education achieves a course completion rate of 38% amongst our First Nations peoples whereas culture based training is achieving 75% course completion. The focus of this session is the careers and entrepreneurship in the arts sector that is being delivered from this culture based training approach. You will be inspired by these young Indigenous leaders and what is possible when you enable them to reconnect with their culture.
We acknowledge the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation as the Traditional Custodians of this land we now call Sydney, where this event will take place. We pay our respects to their continuing connection with cultural, spiritual and educational practices, and extend this respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. Always was, always will be.
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