Carla is a proud Indigenous Australian woman from Thursday Island. Although raised on the mainland, Carla retains strong family and community ties to the Torres Strait Islands. Carla the Head of Sustainability at the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence, Redfern. Carla is the Co-Chair of the NSW Reconciliation Council, the Vice-Chair of the Australian Youth Affairs Coalition, a board member of the George Hicks Foundation and Flashpoint Labs, an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Panel member of The Smith Family and a delegate to the National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples. Carla was invited to share her thoughts on recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.