Brian Whap & Marlon Riley

Updated: Apr 30, 2019

Brian’s presentation will give insight into the knowledge and understanding shared by Torres Strait Islanders.

From gardeners to the skilled hunters and everyday seafarers, observing nature and understanding the night sky became knowledge so essential to the survival of its people.

It was once the duty of the old men to observe the sky at dusk and dawn. This knowledge must continue to be taught, so one can read and understand signs of nature and feel the deepness of its spirituality.

For the past 18 years Marlon has been a Cultural Tutor at Ngutana-Lui, part of the Brisbane Catholic Education Office.

His Grandfather’s country is Kuku Yalangi language (Daintree rainforest) and his Grandmother’s country is Wakka Wakka language (Brisbane) and Mt Coot-tha (Toowoomba) Great Dividing Range.

Marlon has presented at many conferences such as the WiPCE Conference in Hawaii in 2014, BBI Religious Education Symposium in Brisbane in 2018 and many other well-being and Indigenous Spiritualty workshops. He is also the Cultural Aboriginal Youth Mentor with Queensland’s Murri Ministry and the Catholic Education Office in Brisbane. Marlon is also an active member of the Brisbane Archdiocesan RAP committee.

Marlon has worked with youth for many years and is a compelling and passionate speaker. He aims to get his audience involved and educated on the Generation issues faced by Indigenous youth.


Stars, Songlines, Dreaming and Faith

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