Upcoming Father James Grant Foundation Networking Lunch, Melbourne
Mr Noel Pearson, Founder & Director of Strategy – Cape York Partnership
The Father James Grant Foundation welcomes Mr Noel Pearson, one of Australia’s leading thinkers.
Noel Pearson comes from the Guugu Yimidhirr community of Hope Vale on south eastern Cape York Peninsula, and is the primary architect of the Cape York Agenda.
Noel is a history and law graduate from the University of Sydney. In 1990, Noel co-founded the Cape York Land Council. Three years later, following the Mabo decision of the High Court of Australia, he played a key part in negotiating the Native Title Act 1993 with the Federal Government.
Noel was pivotal in helping establish sister organisations Apunipima Health Council, Balkanu Cape York Development Corporation, Indigenous Enterprise Partnerships, the Cape York Institute, and Cape York Partnerships.
Noel’s goal is to enable Cape York’s Indigenous people to have the capacity to choose the life they have reason to value by reinstating the rights of Aboriginal people to take responsibility for their lives. Noel is a sought-after speaker, influences public policy debate and Government deliberations, and has dedicated his life to the cause of Indigenous empowerment.
This will be a unique opportunity to hear from the man praised for “one of the best political speeches of our time” when he delivered the eulogy at the State memorial service for Gough Whitlam.
WHEN: Monday 17 August 2015
WHERE: RACV City Club, Club Pavilion Room, 501 Bourke Street, Melbourne Victoria
PRICE: $150.00 per head (includes 2-course luncheon and beverages) or table of 10 for $1500.00.
TIME: 11.30am Mass (optional) 12.00pm Lunch. 2pm Conclusion.
DRESS CODE: Corporate/Business attire
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