Pastor Ray Minniecon
Ray Minniecon talking at Sydney Should have an Aboriginal Keeping Place
Ray Minniecon is a descendant of the Kabi Kabi people of South-East Queensland. He belongs to the Douwaburra tribe. Ray is also a descendant of the South Sea Islander people with connections to the people of Ambrym Island. Ray has helped to establish Aboriginal churches and develop the Aboriginal leadership for churches in Sydney and Perth. He worked for World Vision Australia’s Indigenous programmes for 12 years and was its national Director for six of those years and was Editor-in-Chief of the National Indigenous Leadership Journal. Ray is the father of three children and two grandchildren. He loves writing songs and music, sport, public speaking and travel.
“The connection you have to your country, that’s your heart country. That’s your spirit. That’s where you come from. You can never get rid of your heart country. And hopefully, when you die, that’s where you want to be buried as well. It’s unthinkable to disconnect from that.” Aboriginal Culture and Grief: An Interview with Ray Minniecon