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. At Murdoch, Ray helped establish the Aboriginal Education Unit and graduate degree program in Aboriginal Studies, as well as the Aboriginal Employment Strategy for Murdoch University and the first Veterinary Studies for Aboriginal people.
Ray is the father of three children and he has two grandchildren. In his free time, Ray enjoys writing, singing and songwriting. He also loves music, sport, public speaking, and travel.
See Pastor Ray Minniecon at the Better Futures Forum:
Tuesday 17 August, 9.00am - 9.10am AEST
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY
Thursday 19 August, 4.30pm - 5.20pm AEST
PLENARY: Climate change priorities for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples
Thursday 19 August, 12.30pm - 1.20pm AEST
BREAKOUT SESSION: Justice for first nations people on the pathway to zero emissions