Testimonials

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Adam Miller – Testimonial

My time in the NICI program has been a very rewarding and significant year of my life. When I came to Sydney to undertake my Certificate III in Commercial Cookery within Apprenticeship’s NSW, I had no idea of the challenges and experiences to be had and the friendships to be made. I learnt so many [...]

Malarie

Malarie is of the Dhungutti and Barkinji people. Dhungutti is situated in Kemspey NSW & Barkinji is red country, Wilcannia. Malarie respects her Indigenous heritage and culture, Malarie’s grandmother was taken to Kootamundra Women’s Home during the stolen generation which meant many of the cultural traditions and her tribe’s language were not passed down to [...]

Ryan

Ryan is of the Anaiwan people from NSW Northern Tablelands region. Ryan’s culture means everything to him and is proud that his ancestors were the first people to discover and inhabit Australia. Ryan’s mother is a Student Support Officer at the University of New England’s Oorala Aboriginal Centre. Ryan has been extremely active in representing [...]

John

John is of the Gamaliel people from the Bathurst NSW. John started his career at the Ayres Rock Resort where he was able to explain his cultural to visitors. He has seen the National Indigenous Culinary Institutes program as an excellent way to continue and broaden his cookery skills by working in Australia’s top restaurants. [...]

Nathan

Nathan is part of Darug people based in Sydney’s Penrith region. Nathan’s Indigenous culture and is really important to him and he was raised to be proud of his heritage. Nathan learnt a lot about his culture through his mum and Elders. Nathan is passionate about becoming a chef. He had already done part of [...]

Ashleigh

Ashleigh is of the Dharug people from the Blue Mountains and Nepean region. Her indigenous heritage means everything to her and she loves the history and culture associated with this. Ashleigh likes indigenous cultural activities including aboriginal painting and taking part in traditional cultural ceremonies. Ashleigh’s Dad, Nan and her Aunty Edna are her role [...]