Carolyn Briggs 

A tenacious leader who builds identity and hope by retracing connections.

Born 1949

Respected Boon Wurrung Elder, Carolyn Briggs, works passionately to recover and share cultural knowledge with present and future generations. Carolyn believes that an understanding of the enduring patterns of Aboriginal culture is essential for overcoming racism. She works to restore knowledge of family connections and obligations, language, song, stories and country to Aboriginal children and youth, and to share that knowledge to further the reconciliation process in Australia.