Wiyi Yani U Thangani—meaning women's voices in Bunuba language—sets out to capture and respond to the strengths, aspirations and challenges of First Nations women and girls. We acknowledge our First Nations matriarchs—our first mothers of this land—and pay our respects to them and our elders who watch over us, our Countries, waters and skies.
A proud Wuthathi, Kulkalgal, and Panai woman, Shonella is committed to change work empowering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. She is an Atlantic Fellow for Social Equity and a qualified CPA experienced with communities, governments, and professional services. Shonella is a current Wiyi Yani U Thangani Summit Design Committee member.
We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia, and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future.