First Nation Spirituality with Nicole Brown

Uncategorized Oct 15, 2020

"Aboriginal spirituality is defined as at the core of Aboriginal being, their very identity. It gives meaning to all aspects of life including relationships with one another and the environment. All objects are living and share the same soul and spirit as Aboriginals. There is a kinship with the environment. Aboriginal spirituality can be expressed visually, musically and ceremonially." (Grant, 2004)

Part of listening, learning and living in respectful relationship with one another involves seeking to understand Indigenous spirituality, which is fundamental to many Indigenous people’s identity and worldview.

Nicole Brown shares how her Self Care practices embed who she is. Her ethusiasm is contagious so it's not hard to understand how Nicole is so proud and passionate about sharing First Nation culture.

Her passion is breaking down Indigenous barriers with her vast knowledge and skills through Indigenous Engagement Consulting. 

Nicole Brown was born in Darwin 35 years ago. She is a proud Indigenous woman of Larrakia/Malak Malak descent.

Raising a 9 year old boy as a single mother, Nicole's focus is to make a difference in this world for him and all other young people. Nicole works for the Northern Land Council and also run her own consultancy on the side.

She is the Deputy Chairperson of the Larrakia Nation Aboriginal Corporation and am a strong advocate for Indigenous women and youth.

In her spare time, Nicole volunteers by mentoring our young people in schools and using my journey to inspire them to become the leaders of tomorrow.
 
Nicole says she is deeply connected to her country. Family connections are also huge for me. I’ve got family on both sides here. My great grandmother was one of nine so my extended family is quite large and we make an effort to get together regularly. Going out for lunch is never a simple exercise of going out to buy a sandwich. There’s always someone who knows me and wants to stop for a chat.

Nicole loves Darwin. She has lived there all her life.  She says, "The people, the sounds, the different colours, the melting pot of different cultures, plus the opportunities and flexibility to go for what you want all contribute to what makes this place so unique. " 

 

 

 

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