Our RAP Working Group Members

Published on Friday, 13 November 2020 at 12:23:17 PM

As we celebrate NAIDOC Week 2020, we would like to acknowledge our RAPWG members who contribute significantly in our Reconciliation Action Plan: our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Working Group Members.

Our work is fundamentally driven by close relationships with community at all levels. These relationships are our strongest asset, directly connecting us to the aspirations of our First Nation peoples.

Importantly, our history of community connection is rich with strong and respectful relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across the City of Vincent.

Thank you to Gordon Cole, Ros Harley, Maxine Brahim, Jodey Brockhurst and Mikayla King for your immeasurable guidance and support.

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Roslyn Harley 

Roslyn is a local resident of 15 years who served for eight years as a City of Vincent Councillor, four of those years as Deputy Mayor. While on Council Roslyn championed the establishment of the Reconciliation Action Plan Working Group and sat as Inaugural Chairperson. Since leaving public office in October 2019 Roslyn has continued her involvement with the RAPWG as a community member and is one of four Aboriginal members on the Working Group.

Roslyn’s maternal connections are to Goreng Country. Her Granny Notuman was a significant Elder and leader of her community and passed away at Carrolup Mission in 1915.

Roslyn has stayed active with the City of Vincent community living, working and recreating in the area including visits with her Grandson Ted to Hyde Park, and other favourite playgrounds, swimming at Beatty Park, and socialising at the local cafes and pubs. Since leaving Council Roslyn has been busy doing family research and connecting with family members across Australia. With other family members Roslyn is on a personal search to find the true burial place of her Granny Karinan who passed away in Woodanilling.

Since leaving Council in October 2019 Roslyn has been actively involved with assisting the Indigenous Players Alliance, commenced as a Director on the Board of People Who Care, and has recently become a member of an advisory working group to Women in Sports WA. Roslyn has founded her own consultancy business, continued pursuing her passions and making a difference. Roslyn is currently a part time General Manager of the National Indigenous Times.


Maxine Brahim

Maxine was born in Port Hedland as one of 11 children and now working at Aranmore Catholic College as the Coordinator of the Aboriginal Student Support Team, Maxine brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the City of Vincent’s RAP Working Group.

As an Aboriginal woman who has worked in the Social Justice area for most of her career, Maxine has used her ability to communicate effectively with people from all walks of life to advocate for engagement, particularly youth engagement, in Reconciliation through an education focus.

Maxine has valued the opportunity to partner with the City of Vincent as they strive to be recognised as a culturally sensitive local government.

She views being part of the RAP Working Group as building on the relationship previously existing between Aranmore Catholic College and the City of Vincent. She admires the way the City of Vincent strives to embrace all people at all levels, which goes hand-in-hand with the ethos of Aranmore and Catholic Education.

A mother of four adult children, Maxine enjoys spending time on her semi-rural property with her 16 grandchildren, four of whom live with her and attend Aranmore.


Jodey Brockhurst

Yaama*! Jodey is a Kamilaroi woman and resident of Boorloo (Perth). Her favourite spot to visit is Boodjamooling (Hyde Park).

With a background in engineering she currently works as a strategy advisor. She is passionate about a future where Indigenous connection to country is understood and practiced by all. *”hello" in Kamilaroi


Mikayla King

Mikayla King is a Kalkadoon/Dutch woman, Early Childhood Teacher, Private Aboriginal Education Consultant and Masters of Aboriginal Studies student who has worked in education for the past 8 years and has been recognised by Midland NAIDOC community and Early Childhood Australia for her work in this field by being awarded multiple awards in 2019.

She currently sits on the City of Vincent Reconciliation Advisory group, Early Childhood Australia WA Branch, Early Childhood Australia WA Reconciliation Committee and a range of other committees within Schools and Early Learning Services within Western Australia.

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