Australia is undergoing a reckoning with its colonial origins and the fact that our nation and its wealth is built on the dispossession and oppression of Indigenous Australians. As a sector committed to the public good, it is vital to recognise and understand what this reckoning means for philanthropy in Australia and what changes are needed within the sector and its practices.
Edgar Villanueva is a philanthropic activist, Chair of Native Americans in Philanthropy and author of the book Decolonizing Wealth: Indigenous Wisdom to Heal Divides and Restore Balance. Edgar is one of the leaders of a movement to ‘decolonise philanthropy’ in the US and around the world, and in this keynote address he will share insights about what steps we need to take in Australia to make more tangible progress down this path. There will be a live Q&A.