Kyiesha Faulkner (She/her)

Kyiesha Faulkner is a Gomeroi woman born, raised and living in Newcastle on Awabakal land.

Kyiesha says one of the main issues for Aboriginal students is a lack of education system acceptance and support for their cultural protocols, which can adversely impact their educational outcomes.

She says it’s vital that young Aboriginal people become involved with the Land Rights Network, learn about the many opportunities available to them and utilise resources and assistance for their futures.

Kyiesha is a member of Biraban Local Aboriginal Land Council and is currently studying a Bachelor of Global Indigenous Studies/ Law Honours at the University of Newcastle.


We pay our respects to the Traditional Owners of the lands where we work as well as across the lands we travel through. We also acknowledge our Elders past, present and emerging.

Artwork Credit: Craig Cromelin, from a painting he did titled, "4 favourite fishing holes". It is a snippet of his growing years on the Lachlan River, featuring yabby, turtle, fish and family.