Cara Peek | Born advocate

Opening up opportunities for Indigenous people in remote Australia

Cara Peek is a lawyer turned not-for-profit leader and entrepreneur who grew up in the suburbs of Melbourne but now lives in the remote Kimberley region of Western Australia.

A proud Yawuru and Bunuba woman, she is the founder of two Indigenous-led organisations based in Broome. One is a consultancy called the Cultural Intelligence Project, which she started with her sister Adele, working with people and organisations across the country to build their cultural awareness and support meaningful engagement with Indigenous Australians. The other is a not-for-profit organisation called Saltwater Country, which provides culturally relevant events, training and work opportunities for Indigenous young people and communities in the Kimberley – with a view to taking it further afield to other regions too.

In this episode, Cara talks about what drew her to become a lawyer, her move from Melbourne to the remote Kimberley region and why she decided to follow a different career path as a social change innovator and entrepreneur. 

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