Meet truth receiver Joey

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Hi, My name is Joseph Saunders I’m a proud Gunditjmara and Monero/Gunnai man living on Country in Portland and I’m a Truth Receiver for the Yoorrook Justice Commission.

Most of my life I’ve lived on both side of my parent’s Country; we lived in Melbourne in the northern suburbs of Reservoir and Preston and then we moved Gippsland to live in Bairnsdale and Cann-River and then back to Melbourne, then moved to Heywood to live there for the rest of my childhood. I have a 12 year old daughter and a baby on the way with my partner. I enjoy going out on Country flying my drone, taking pictures of Country and playing footy.

For the last 4 years I have worked within engagement at the First Peoples Assembly and now with Yoorrook. My main goal is to get as many grassroots communities as possible to get involved and talk about the truths and injustices we have been put through to make those accountable for what has happened so that we start make changes for the future.