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Food Crises within Aboriginal Communities

Jessica Wishart, Bidjara woman who grew up on Arrernte Country is Co-Founder and CEO of Kere to Country. Jessica has lived and worked for the past 10 years on Kaurna land in Adelaide. Jessica yarns with Gman on 3KND. For her tireless work in the Aboriginal education and community settings, Jessica was the recipient of the 2018 Governor’s Aboriginal Youth Arts Award, the 2015 Channel 9 Young Aboriginal Achiever Award and she is an alumni of the South Australian Governor’s Leadership Foundation program.

She has now relocated her life back to Alice springs to establish and run a new social enterprise, Kere to Country, which launches this month to address the major food inequalities faced by Aboriginal communities in Central Australia. With Indigenous Australians continuing to experience poorer levels of health than non-Indigenous, young entrepreneurs, Jessica Wishart, Jordan Wishart and Tommy Hicks, have been inspired to act, after they found Aboriginal communities couldn’t afford the essential products needed to keep their families healthy. Kere to Country (Kere means food from animals in Arrernte), is an Aboriginal owned and led company which offers an entrepreneurial solution to the escalating issues of severe food inequity in remote areas.


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