“KHT Voices is a curated digital platform for our First Nations people to be heard especially during these unprecedented times in our collective history.”-Tom Mosby.
Koorie Heritage Trust (KHT) in Melbourne has had to close its doors to the public because of the coronavirus pandemic.
During this time, the Koorie Heritage Trust has launched KHT Voices Online, a series of short essays, interviews and stories about how First Nations communities are responding to the COVID-19 crisis.
Tom Mosby, CEO of the Koorie Heritage Trust, says that KHT Voices Online is part of initiatives developed to stay engaged and connected to their supporters and especially to their First Nations community.
“KHT Voices is a curated digital platform for our First Nations people to be heard especially during these unprecedented times in our collective history,” Tom Mosby said.
The CEO of the Koorie Heritage Trust adds that KHT Voices also stems from the fact that, throughout this this pandemic a lot of the information that is coming through is from the non-Indigenous community.
“KHT Voices is very much about collecting the voices of our First Nations community and what we are experiencing during this time of Covid-19. This is our way of capturing our community voice.”
“KHT Is about capturing voice, and it is every voice that we are trying to capture. You don’t need to be an author; it doesn’t need to be an actual piece of writing it could be a recording, a poem… we are just trying to capture that voice from our own people.”
The Koorie Heritage Trust is putting out a broad expression of interest to any First Nations people who would be interested in writing for this initiative. The call goes to all Firsts Nations people from around the world.