Blak & Bright First Nations Literary Festival acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the traditional custodians of the sacred lands on which we work. We pay our respects to the people of the Kulin Nations and all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders, past present and future.

We recognise all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders as the first storytellers; and that knowledge transfer through storytelling is imbedded in the very DNA of this Country.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website may contain images, voices or names of deceased persons in photographs, film, audio recordings or printed material.

Leila Gurruwiwi

Leila Gurruwiwi is from north East Arnhem Land, Yolngu Country and raised on the lands of the Dja Dja Wurrung and the Taungurung Peoples of the Kulin Nation. An actress, emcee, radio host, media commentator, co-producer of the reality TV show Dance Off that was filmed in Arnhem Land, and longterm panel member of The Marngrook Footy Show 2007-2020.