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Vanessa Farrelly

I am a 19-year-old Arrernte woman living in Canberra and studying at ANU. I have been involved in the environment and climate movements for 3 years and was the recipient of the ACT Conservation Council Young Environmentalist of the Year award for 2015. I am dedicated to fighting for climate justice, to protect my country and build a better future for my people. I am the ACT state coordinator for Seed Indigenous Youth Climate Network. I strongly believe in giving other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people a voice to speak out against the impacts climate change is already having on our communities, and the opportunity to lead the way to a society that is more fair and sustainable for everyone.