Dean Parkin was closely involved in the process leading to the Statement and will take you on a deeper exploration and the invitation it gives to the Australian people.
Dean is the Executive Director of the Uluru Education Project, which aims to drive public awareness of the Uluru Statement From the Heart that was developed by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in May 2017.
An experienced independent management consultant, Dean has worked across the public, corporate, not-for-profit and political sectors at national, regional, and local levels. He has advised a range of clients on strategy, engagement and co-design, and in addition to extensive experience in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander affairs, he has commercial experience both in Australia and the UK.
Dean is from the Quandamooka peoples of Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island) in Queensland and works with his community on their Native Title journey. Dean has a Bachelor of Arts (Politics and Journalism) from the University of Queensland. He is an inaugural Fellow of the Atlantic Fellowship for Social Equity (University of Melbourne) and is a board member of the NAISDA Dance College, Australia’s premier Indigenous training college.