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   Tamati Smith   

Tamati A Smith is a member of the Wajarri/Badimaya - Yamaji Nation in Western Australia and Ngapuhi Maori in New Zealand. He has work experience in youth Aboriginal health work, mining and for the Royal Australian Navy. Whilst on overseas deployments Tamati picked up a camera and started his creative journey into photography and videography. As a photographer/videographer he has worked with the inaugural 2021 Barrabuwirri (Tomorrow) Festival for Sydney Opera House, The inaugural 2021 Maali Festival for Black Swan State Theatre, AFL Premiership Cup tour of Western Australia, Cleo Smith Story and Garma Festival.
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Rio investment fuels far-reaching Pilbara Indigenous ranger program
Rio Tinto will invest $5.6 million over five years into the Pilbara Cultural Land Management Project helping to enable Tradition...
Tamati Smith 7 Nov 2022
Hilux converted into roving karaoke and movie machine for remote Kimberley communities
A trusty Toyota Hilux has been converted into a roving entertainment machine to bring karaoke, movies and discos to remote Kimbe...
Tamati Smith 4 Nov 2022
A win is a win – Noela Heron first in her family to complete tertiary education
Grandmother Noela Heron says having family nearby when she graduated with a Diploma in Child Youth and Family Intervention was o...
Tamati Smith 1 Nov 2022
West Australian Aboriginal corporation rejects push to move AGM clashing with sorry business
Members of the Jambinu's (Geraldton) Yamatji Southern Regional Corporation have voiced concerns regarding culturally insecure de...
Tamati Smith 25 Oct 2022
Safeguarding First Nations people and their interests in fashion
As Indigenous textiles and fashion explodes in popularity the Indigenous Fashion Project has developed a guide for best practice...
Tamati Smith 25 Oct 2022
Don't applaud Queen Victoria Markets for banning fake art. They allowed it to happen in the first place
Queen Victoria Markets is a shining example of a reactive industry only doing something when it affects them. The year is 200...
Tamati Smith 24 Oct 2022
Aunty Geraldine honours Elders as Victoria moves one step closer to Treaty
Gathering on Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung country by the Birrarung (Yarra river), the First peoples Assembly of Victoria and Victorian...
Tamati Smith 20 Oct 2022
'I knew you would get a packed house for your last show': Uncle Jack farewelled in moving State Funeral
Uncle Jack Charles, revered by many as one of Australia's greatest storytellers, was laid to rest in a moving State Funeral in N...
Tamati Smith 18 Oct 2022
Picture Gallery: inside the mind-blowing exclusive Indigenous fashion exhibition at Victoria's state library
From designers such as Bulluy Mirrii and Ngali opening the week to TradingBlak and Ngali hosting pop up runways through Naarm's...
Tamati Smith 13 Oct 2022
IN PICTURES: Mob in Fashion glows up Melbourne Fringe runway
Mob in Fashion on Thursday night unofficially opened up a week of Indigenous fashion in Naarm (Melbourne) with their Future/Hist...
Tamati Smith 8 Oct 2022
'No compromise' on dual naming as First Peoples' Assembly hands Maroondah hospital petition to Dan Andrews
The First Peoples Assembly of Victoria took to the steps of Premier Dan Andrews on Thursday to hand over a 50,000-signature stro...
Tamati Smith 6 Oct 2022
Fake Indigenous art stalls to be banned from prominent Naarm marketplace
The Queen Victoria Markets in Naarm (Melbourne) on Wednesday announced the sale of inauthentic Aboriginal Art will be banned fro...
Tamati Smith 6 Oct 2022
Treaty decision 'imminent' as Victorian state, assembly elections loom
A decision on Treaty in Victoria is within grasp as the State's Indigenous representative body gets ready to ramp up conversatio...
Tamati Smith 3 Oct 2022