closing the GAP | accelerating reconciliation
WHO WE ARE & WHAT WE VALUE
Established in 2009, Urban Indigenous’ vision is to raise the profile of Aboriginal Australia’s unique culture, provide meaningful job opportunities for Indigenous Australians, and to accelerate Reconciliation Australia by way of a hip, urban Aboriginal trip.
From this original concept grew a more expansive business model that provides engaging Aboriginal tours, and also a wide range of Aboriginal experiences from Education Programs, Corporate Content, Study Tours, Bush Camps, Extended Itineraries and more.
These cultural opportunities draw on the talent of Aboriginal people and businesses and in turn has developed a highly regarded, award winning business model that is an Australian first.
Urban Indigenous is run by a passionate team who are committed to presenting diverse, interactive & authentic Aboriginal experiences.
Our mob bring to Urban Indigenous a wealth of experience, expertise, and a commitment to Cultural Education, Aboriginal Affairs including employment and empowerment, Closing the Gap, and a better Australia.
OPERATIONS MANAGER | Ron Bradfield Jnr
Ron Bradfield Jnr is a Bardi fella who grew up away from his country – on the coast – on Yamatji lands near Geraldton. Ron now calls Whadjuk country his home, and as Operations Manager of Urban Indigenous he generously shares his collection of stories, his learnings and knowledge, and his whole wardrobe of colourful shirts.
Ron believes that art itself is a “yarn” and that the visual artists he works with have some of the most amazing stories he has ever heard. Ron himself spins an amazing yarn, and loves to share with people of all ages and backgrounds the amazing uniqueness of one of the longest continuing cultures in the world – the original inhabitants of Australia.
“All these modern ways of sharing stories through the arts offer wider Australians the opportunity to start a conversation that allows them to find a place to feel connected,”
Invite Ron Bradfield to share a yarn at your school, corporate meeting or function, or as an entertaining unique Keynote Speaker at your next event. Ron welcomes all enquiries.
MEET OUR MOB
Guides, Storytellers, Artists, Cultural Educators
Our team of Aboriginal guides, story tellers, artists, and cultural educators are professional and whole heartedly passionate and dedicated to presenting diverse & authentic Aboriginal experiences for our clients.