Jirra Lulla Harvey

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Jirra Lulla Harvey

Managing Director @ Kalinya Communications

CULTURE INSPIRING BUSINESS

Dixon will be speaking with his cousin Jirra Lulla Harvey, of Kalinya Communications. Together they will talk about how culture, country, connection and family inspire their business practises. They will take us on a journey to their traditional lands along the Murray River, to Dixon’s Nan house where they go to recharge and strategise. Dixon and Jirra have been raised in the Aboriginal not-for-profit sector, being guided by Elders but not having access to the business world. They support each other in their entrepreneurial journeys, striving to balance cultural integrity with the needs of for-profit business creation.

Jirra Lulla Harvey is a brand and communications strategist who promotes Indigenous knowledge and entrepreneurship. She founded
Kalinya Communications to shift the narrative away from negative news and promote Indigenous knowledge through stories of connection and beauty. In Jirra’s language, Yorta Yorta, Kalinya means good, beautiful and honest. These are her guiding business principles.  Through Kalinya Communications she collaborates with entrepreneurs from across Australia, develops marketing strategies for Aboriginal organisations, and assists companies deliver impactful Reconciliation Action Plans. She was the inaugural Indigenous arts leadership fellow at the National Gallery of Australia, and is Industry Fellow of Indigenous enterprise and
innovation at RMIT University.

Jirra splits her time between her Fitzroy office and her second base in Miami from where she explores the Caribbean. "With a small business, academic position and travel addiction my schedule has the potential to rule my life. I look forward to discussing that tools that I draw from to protect my energy, wellbeing and stay connected to culture, community and Country