Jacqui Stewart

A relentless advocate for the rights of Aboriginal people.

Born 1951

Aunty Jacqueline Stewart is a proud Taungurung woman who has dedicated her life to supporting Aboriginal community members in contact with the justice, health and welfare systems.

Jacqui represents her mob as a respected Taungurung Elder at the Tanderrum Ceremony, which is enacted by the Kulin Nations to allow for safe passage and temporary access to the land. Jacqui also performs traditional Welcome to Country ceremonies for NAIDOC Week and is currently learning language.

Jacqui is committed to putting her community first and standing up for the rights of Aboriginal people, no matter the risks or repercussions. She has always been prepared to speak out and stand up for those who do not have a voice and those most impacted by government policies.