Catch up for a 1-on-1 yarn with our Engagement team!

Feb 9, 2023

Got any questions about Treaty, or want to learn more? Catch up for a 1-on-1 yarn with one of our Engagement team members!

Treaty is about handing back power to mob to make the decisions that affect our communities, culture and Country. We’re at a really exciting time on the journey, with Treaty elections coming up in May, and it’s a great time to have your say and walk with us.

We’d love to make time for a 1-on-1 yarn with you to share what we’re working on, answer your questions and hear your ideas and hopes for Treaty.

Meet our team below, and book in a time that suits you.


Hi, my name is Claire Hyett. I’m proud Gunai Kurnai woman living on Wurundjeri Country in Naarm.

My role involves engaging with community to ensure mob are informed about the Treaty process in Victoria and have their voices heard throughout the Treaty journey.

Treaty is a powerful way to recognise our rights as First Peoples and it’s important we all get involved. I’d love to organise a time to yarn with you about it.

Book a yarn with Claire

My name is James Thomson, I am a proud Yorta Yorta man from Mooroopna.

My role is to ensure that mob are informed about what is happening on the journey towards Treaty and to listen to what they have to say on the matter. I love being able to connect with mob from all over Victoria and talk about what’s most important to them.

The journey towards Treaty is pivotal to the growth and wellbeing of our people. With Treaty our mob will finally have acknowledgment of our past and self-determination of our future.

Book a yarn with James

Hi, my name is Allira Dryden and I am a proud Yorta Yorta & Dja Dja Wurrung woman.

My role is to engage with Community about the Treaty process in Victoria, and a great way to do that is having 1-on-1 catch ups. This gives us a great chance to build a strong connection and for you to share your ideas and learn more about Treaty.

I’m looking forward to lots of yarns!

Book a yarn with Allira

Hey you Mob, my Name is Jarvis Atkinson and I’m a proud Yorta Yorta man from Shepparton Cummeragunja.

I’m currently living here in Naarm (Melbourne) on Wurundjeri Country.

It’s so important to remember whose footsteps we are walking in. Don’t forget the fight and what we are fighting for — our rights!!

Please come and have a yarn, have your voice heard and play your part in the Treaty journey.

Book a yarn with Jarvis

North East

Hello, my name is Rebecca Welsh, I’m a proud Wamba Wamba woman.

Treaty is for all of us – for Victorian Traditional Owners and for all mob living here. Our voice, our feedback and our decision making on the Treaty journey will contribute to better outcomes for our families, communities and Country throughout Victoria.

Let’s make a time to yarn if you’d like to learn more and walk together on the journey.

Book a yarn with Rebecca

North West

Hey everyone, my name is Jordan Knight – I’m a proud Yorta Yorta man.

My role is to get out into Community, yarn with mob about Treaty and see how YOU can be part of the journey.

I’d love to hear your ideas and feedback about Treaty, answer your questions and help find more ways for you to be involved – so let’s make a time to yarn!

Book a yarn with Jordan

South East

My name is Lionel Rose Jnr, I’m a proud Kurnai and Gunditjmara man. I grew up and still reside in West Gippsland.

As Aboriginal people, we know our communities, our culture, our truths and what we need to thrive. Treaty is about making sure we have self-determination. It’s a big step towards our future, for our generations to come, and it’s a step we need to take together.

Let’s make a time to yarn about Treaty and have your voice heard.

Book a yarn with Lionel

Hey there, my name is Olivia Hodge (aka Liv) and I’m a proud Palawa and Lardil woman. I was born and raised on Gunai Kurnai Country in Bairnsdale, where I currently reside.

I am a big sister of ten and my partner and I have three boys. Like my mum, I have always had a passion for our people, our history, and our culture. I’m looking forward to sharing knowledge and hearing your hopes, ideas and feedback on Treaty.

I would love to catch up and have a yarn, if you get a chance please let me know.

Book a yarn with Liv

South West

Ngantanwarr, my name is Alice Ugle and I’m a proud Gunditjmara, Peek Whurrong and Noongar woman.

The focus of my role is to engage with community, to give knowledge and understanding of what Treaty is and how you can be a part of it. This will allow mob to have a full understanding of Treaty and encourage everyone to be able to vote and have their voice heard.

I’m reaching out to my community to see if we can make a time to yarn about Treaty!

Book a yarn with Alice

Hello! My name is Bri Apma Hayes, I am a proud Arrernte woman born and raised on the lands of the Waddawurrung people.

In my role I will engage with community around me to help all mob understand the Treaty process and why it is important for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across Victoria.

I am keen to yarn with community and make a time to have a conversation about this process and how you can be involved in the Treaty journey.

Book a yarn with Bri