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Working for a better future and outcomes for our children

CREATE Foundation - First Nation Voices and the Speak Up Program

CREATE Foundation recently travelled across Queensland to speak with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander young people (with a care experience) to hear about their experiences of feeling connected to culture whilst in care.

We spoke to young people aged 12-25 as part of a project called ‘First Nation Voices’. After this, CREATE then invited young people who participated in the consultations to come to Brisbane in April to take part in our advocacy and Leadership training ‘Speak Up.’ CREATE had the privilege of partnering with QATSICPP for ‘Speak Up’ where young people explored culture, advocacy, leadership, art, yarning together and explored building a better life for children and young people in care.

QATSICPP and CREATE Speak Up Program

These deadly young people also took part in a workshop with Actor/ Comedian Steven Oliver. It was a day of sharing, art and collaborating to come up with a declaration for Aboriginal and/ or Torres Strait Islander Young people in care and their experiences. We are excited to see the future opportunities for the young people that took part in this. Already two young people from the workshop have spoken at Departmental Meetings, sharing parts of their stories and how culture was a crucial part of the journey.

CREATE First Nation Voices

  • Child Protection Environment

    53.7%

    of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children were placed with a kinship or Indigenous carer.
  • Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Protection Peak

    69,200

    There are 69,200 Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander children / young people in Queensland.