Pastor Ray Minniecon is an executive member of the Indigenous People’s Organization, Director of Bunji Consultancies, and descendant of the Kabi Kabi nation and the Gureng Gureng nation of South-East Queensland. Ray is also a descendant of the South Sea Islander people with deep and abiding connections to the people of Ambrym Island.
As a pastor and educator, Ray’s current work includes roles as Honorary Indigenous Minister for Scarred Tree Indigenous Ministries, St. John’s Anglican Church, Glebe; Board Member for Babana Aboriginal Men’s Group, Red Dust Role Models, NAIITS Indigenous University, and Annecto aged Care Services; Founding member of Gawura Aboriginal Christian School; and Founding Member of the Coloured Digger Project, Kinchela Boys Home Aboriginal Corporation, and Children of the Bomaderry Aboriginal Children’s Home Corporation.
Pastor Ray has a BA in Theology from Murdoch University in Western Australia, helped establish a number of graduate programs for Aboriginal peoples.
Monday 6 September, 9.00am - 9.10am AEST
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY
Tuesday 7 September, 4.30pm - 5.20pm AEST
PLENARY: Climate change priorities for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples