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Tim Lehâ

Tim Lehâ is 26-years-old, of Kamilaroi and Tongan heritage. He views ‘Living Black’ as an opportunity to learn more about the issues faced by Aboriginal people from all walks of life day-to-day, and to give a voice to those who otherwise would not be empowered to have their’s be listened to.

Tim has a broad interest in media production, with experience in web, radio, publishing and video, and comes to the team from a background in volunteering and activism within community organisations and the student movement. He has been involved in creating greater links between Indigenous uni students across campuses Australia-wide, in lobbying to protect sites from encroaching development, and in working to improve educational outcomes for students in high school.

In 2003, Tim began working on short films, first as a writer and director with Metro Screen’s Indigenous Mentor Scheme (now the Lester Bostock Scheme) and further into 2004 on a range of stories, in varied roles with other Aboriginal media workers. In 2004, Tim was an Australian delegate to Oxfam’s International Youth Parliament. This allowed him a greater perspective on the united struggle of first peoples from around the world, which is now a key focus for the work he intends to do in the future. Following on from the stepping stone that Living Black will provide, Tim hopes to continue working within and for Indigenous communities, in Australia- and beyond.

Young people working for change
December 2005 Feature - 5/12/2005 - 3 comments

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