Jaeden Williams is a proud Yalukit Willam man of the Boonwurrung; founder and director of Biik Bundjil, a Boonwurrung educational organisation; and managing director of Only Freshies Apparel, a Boonwurrung-led clothing brand.

His passion for teaching Boonwurrung connection to Country through sharing Boonwurrung history, language, and culture with people from diverse backgrounds is a common theme that underpins all my work.

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What activities will the Creators Fund support you to undertake?

Developing 6 interactive stories about the native seasons of Boonwurrung Country. To develop a library of Boonwurrung Landscape Natural Occurrences throughout the year. Meeting with Elders and Experts in their field to discuss the seasons. Performing to kids and educated them about Our Shared History.

Can you talk us through what your work routine will look like with the help of a creator's fund grant?   

Few days each week meeting with specialists to research the ecology of Melbourne. One day each week developing stories around the particular season. Four times a month meeting with costume designers.

Where would you like to see yourself and your career at the end of this process?

Performing Seasonal Plays a few times a week and then working towards creating a Stage Play and more.

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