Jirra Lulla Harvey On The Intersection Between Commerce, Capitalism + Culture, On TDF Talks
Ever since she was a child, Jirra Lulla Harvey wanted to a boss. She made business cards for herself, and walked around in power suits as a ten-year-old (pistachio-hued with shoulder pads, of course) – a mini version of her future self.
Years later would see the Koorie woman found Kalinya Communications, an Aboriginal-owned PR and communications agency that specialises in First Nations business strategy, as well as ‘matchmaking’ Indigenous business owners with government bodies and organisations including the National Gallery of Australia, Melbourne International Film Festival and RMIT, to name a few.
Over the last 18 months, Jirra has felt a distinct shift in cultural mindset across Australia. The conversation around Indigenous ways of knowing is gathering speed. Jirra says she’s seeing more mainstream interest in Aboriginal knowlege and voices than ever before, and she’s determined to make the most of that momentum!
In this podcast conversation we talk about those changing tides, the unique yet universal model of First Nations values-led leadership, and Jirra’s new project – Kalinya Retreats. She’s a true trailblazer!