Trainee forges indigen
FOR Townsville’s Jessica Skipper, the NAIDOC Week celebrations are all about celebrating her heritage and the many achievements of the indigenous community.
The 22- year- old Department of Defence indigenous trainee is a proud Kokatha woman who is currently based in Canberra.
As the daughter of full- time Australian Defence Force members, Ms Skipper grew up in a variety of places, but spent a majority of her time in Townsville and Ipswich.
Ms Skipper said NAIDOC Week was a chance to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander “Our culture is still very muc and NAIDOC Week is the per portunity to teach children to b of their achievements and achievements we have made,” s
“It’s a chance to bring toge Australians, both indigenous a indigenous from all walks of learn and appreciate each culture.”
Undertaking her indigenou eeship through the APS Ind Pathways Program, Ms Skip working on the Directorate of Career Management – Army
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