We are a bold collective movement of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people walking together to create a better future for us all. The first milestone on this road is 2029 (200 years of colonisation in Perth), but the project will go far beyond WA’s bicentenary. Led by an Aboriginal directive and guided by Wirin (Spirit), we are on a journey of caring for everything and everyone through shifting cultural, social, environmental and economic outcomes.

Danjoo Koorliny is led by four Co-Directors: Emeritus Professor Colleen Hayward AM, Carol Innes AM, Dr Noel Nannup OAM and Dr Richard Walley OAM. They walk together with various Elders on Noongar Country and throughout Western Australia, the leadership team, the Centre for Social Impact UWA team and many other individuals and organisations who align towards our collective vision.


8:00 am - 5:00 pm

30 Nov - 1 Dec

Danjoo Koorliny Social Impact Summit 2022

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6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

1 Dec

Djinda Mereny - Dinner Under the Stars

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6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

8 Dec

Meeka Moorart - Full Moon Ceremony

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Summit Keynote Speakers 2022

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December 1, 9:30 am

Dr Anne Poelina

Nulungu Institute Research University of Notre Dame

Professor Anne Poelina PhD, PhD, MEd, MPH&TM, MA, Nyikina Warawa Guardian Martuwarra Fitzroy River, Co-Chair of Indigenous Studies University Notre Dame, active community leader, human and earth rights advocate, and Peter Cullen Fellow. Laureate Women’s World Summit Foundation (Geneva, 2017) elected Chair of the Martuwarra Fitzroy River Council (2018).

November 30, 9:30 am

Samantha Murray

Samantha Murray is a Yilka/Wongutha/Nyoongar/Yamatji woman who grew up in Cosmo Newberry ( where she has traditional owner links) and Laverton and has connections to the broader Central Desert Area.

She currently works as Deputy CEO – at the Indigenous Desert Alliance where she continues with her passionate commitment to supporting people and country of the Australian desert.

December 1, 10:00 am

Michelle Andrews

Michelle Andrews is an executive leader and environmental scientist with 30 years’ experience in the public sector currently in the role of Director General, Department of Water and Environmental Regulation.

Michelle has previously led the role of Director General for the Department of Communities and reformed the organisation’s governance and integrity systems following a major fraud and corruption incident.

November 30, 11:00 am

Glen Kelly OAM

Glen is a Wardandi Nyungar man from the lower south west of WA. Glen was formerly the CEO of the South West Aboriginal Land and Sea Council and is now a member of the National Native Title Tribunal.

November 30, 11:00 am

Professor Steven D. Hopper AC

Professor of Biodiversity at UWA Albany since 2012, Steve has 50 years as a conservation biologist and teacher, including 12 years leading Kings Park and Botanic Garden (1992-2004), and six years leading the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (2006-2012). Steve’s research focuses on sustainable living with biodiversity, especially with Aboriginal Elders.

November 30, 9:30 am

Lindsey Langford

Lindsey Langford is the Chief Executive Officer of the Indigenous Desert Alliance (IDA). Lindsey is passionate about seeing positive and Indigenous directed outcomes for the desert and its people. He grew up in Central Australia and has had privilege of an intimate and lifelong association with Indigenous desert land managers on their country.


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We couldn’t do this important work without the time, energy and expertise of volunteers that exponentially increase our impact.

If you are walking on this journey with us and you’d like to get more involved with Danjoo Koorliny then we would love to hear from you.

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