Kuku Yalanji woman and Cultural Support Worker, Anglicare SQ, Gold Coast Foster Care, Children and Families

Lalania Tusa Fa’aaefili

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Kuku Yalanji woman Lalania Tusa Fa’aaefili is a Cultural Support Worker with Anglicare SQ and holds a Diploma in Education. Prior to moving to the Gold Coast, she was the Mossman Community Church Youth Leader with her husband and provided youth support to young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children/youth.

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Articles by Lalania

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Two childhood friends serendipitously reunited through anglican focus

Two Queensland women who grew up together on the Daintree Mission reconnected for the first time in more than 30 years recently, following the publication of a ‘Spotlight Q&A’ in anglican focus. In this special joint reflection, Kuku Yalanji Elder Aunty Janice Walker and Anglicare Administration Officer Veneta Tschumy tell some of their story, along with Aunty Janice’s daughter, Anglicare Cultural Support Worker Lalania Tusa, who serendipitously brought the childhood friends together through her Q&A

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Aboriginal art: remembering and healing

“Growing up, I would sit with my mother and grandmother and listen to the stories of our traditional customs, hunting and gathering, creation and dreaming stories, animals in the area and daily practices. My mother guided me in translating these stories through a variety of techniques and tools onto canvas and other forms of art,” says Kuku Yalanji woman and Anglicare Southern Queensland staff member Lalania Tusa