Emma preaches proud future
CITY of South Perth will celebrate Naidoc Week with a series of events acknowledging Aboriginal history, culture and achievements.
Celebrations start with a flag raising ceremony today at the South Perth Community Hall to honour the culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across Australia.
Miss Naidoc beauty pageant competitor Emma Garlett (22), who won Miss Photogenic, will speak at the event.
Ms Garlett is a Noongar and Yamatji woman and strong advocate for indigenous excellence.
She said she wanted to empower indigenous people to work at an executive level in multinational corporate enterprises.
“Leadership is not about having the most followers, it’s about developing and empowering our youth to be leaders because they are our future.”
“I aspire to create a future we can all be proud of, where shame is replaced with pride,” she said.
In her final year at university, Ms Garlett is studying a bachelor of law and commerce while also working at the university to develop its 2017-2020 Indigenous Employment Strategy.