Jennifer Reilly will be travelling from Canberra to her home in the Brisbane suburb of Brighton to celebrate NAIDOC Week.
The 22-year-old Department of Defence employee is a descendant of the Bidjara people. Before moving to Canberra Jennifer completed the Royal Australian Navy Indigenous Development Program in Cairns.
Jennifer said NAIDOC Week is a very important week and all Australians should get involved.
"Last year I was lucky enough to celebrate NAIDOC Week by marching through the streets of Cairns and meeting the Governor-General Sir Peter Consgrove," Jennifer said.
"I can't wait to head back to Brighton for this year's NAIDOC Week celebrations and participate in activities at the Musgrave Park Family Fun Day.
Jennifer recently participated in the unveiling of the Acknowledgement to Country plaque at her workplace in Canberra, which has been another memorable moment of her career to date.
She is currently employed within the Capability Development Group. She provides executive support to the Assistant Secretary of the Project Management Office.
To further develop her skills Jennifer is undertaking a Certificate IV in Government. She will also be applying to start an undergraduate degree in Media (Communications and Public Relations) with the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) early next year.
Jennifer has fond memories of growing up in Brighton. She attended Bracken Ridge State High School and spent much of her time playing and refereeing touch football.
"I don't get home often due to work commitments, so I am really looking forward to returning to celebrate NAIDOC Week and assist my mother Leanne Reilly with her charity - Care packs for Brisbane's Homeless," says Jennifer.