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.

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Tisha Carter

Tisha is an Anmatjere woman from Petyale outside Ti Tree remote community, around 230 kms north of Mparntwe Alice Springs.

She has worked tirelessly for her local community for over a decade across many roles, including with Akeyulerre Healing Centre – a local Arrernte cultural centre.

Her passion is organising cultural healing and poetry workshops for First Nations people from the central desert.

She was a key facilitator and contributor to our most popular poetry collection, ‘Arelhekenhe Angkentye Women’s Talk’, featuring over 20 Arrernte women poets.

She is an active and valued board member of Running Water Community Press.