Neil Morris is a Yorta Yorta, DjaDja Wurrung, Ngurai Illum Wurrung and Wiradjuri Custodian. He grew up on Country (Yorta Yorta) and is deeply connected to culture and community. Neil is also the musician and songwriter behind DRMNGNOW (pronounced Dreaming now) and Executive Director of Still Here Arts & Culture. He uses song and storytelling to bring people together, remind us of our inherent custodianship, and advocate for the protection of Country.
Rona is a proud Kaytetye woman from Central Australia who works with high impact organisations to create systems that centre First Nations people, knowledge and solutions.
Rona is the founder of Common Ground and brings 7 years of professional experience working across First Nations organisations and not for profits. Rona was previously the Director of First Nations at YLab, a social enterprise that puts young people with diverse lived experiences at the centre of designing and developing innovative and impactful solutions to complex social issues. Over her career, Rona has worked in policy at the Central Land Council, the Research Unit for Indigenous Languages at the University of Melbourne, Reconciliation Victoria, and the Foundation for Young Australians.In 2020, Rona was a finalist for the Victorian Young Achiever awards, was awarded a Westpac Social Change Fellowship. In 2019 Rona won a Diana Award and was named a 'Woman of the Future' by Women's Weekly.Through her work with First Nations communities across Australia, Rona aims to create future systems that centre First Nations people, knowledge and cultures.Rona currently resides in Mpartnwe on Arrernte Country.