Tropical Innovation Festival's First Nations Breakfast looks to importance of financial literacy and resilience

The TNQ Drought Hub Sustainable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Enterprise (SATSIE) Program was pleased to sponsor the First Nations Breakfast as part of the Tropical Innovation Festival (TIF) held 17-21 June in Cairns.  

The hub was able to invite Destiny Dewis from the First Nations Foundation as a speaker at the breakfast. Destiny shared her story and the importance of financial literacy.

Other speakers included David Hudson co-founder of Tjapukai, Gavin Singleton from the Dawul Wuru Aboriginal Corporation and Marc Harbrow from Harbrow mentoring.

TNQ Drought Hub’s Jen McHugh was able to attend and to bring some special guest including Gerry Turpin (Tropical Indigenous Ethnobotany Centre), and Chris Anderson and Mel Drahm from GR8 Motive Indigenous Corporation. Also attending were some familiar faces from the Western Cape Futures Symposium. 

This year’s Tropical Innovation Festival attendees had the privilege of hearing from unicorn founders, Luke Anear (SafetyCulture) & Vu Tran (Go1) as well insights from David Harrison (Google), and Maxine Minter (Co Ventures).

There were a number of presentations and discussions around leadership, resilience, and how to help entrepreneurship thrive in regions such as FNQ.