Shawn Andrews

Managing Director/Founder

Shawn Andrews is a descendant of the unceded Mununjali people of South East Queensland and the Palawa people of Tasmania. Shawn is highly respected Indigenous educator, renowned public speaker and keynote presenter, a thought leader, and passionate advocate for equality. Shawn’s life and career has been shaped by his commitment to educate Australians with the truth about Australian history and the desire to demonstrate that Indigenous Australian culture is sophisticated, strong and beautiful.

Shawn’s passion for change, knowledge of Indigenous Pedagogies and love of the outdoors, lead to him creating the Indigenous outdoor education company, Indigicate. Indigicate aims to create
authentic grassroots change in Australia by flipping the focus from ‘fixing’ Indigenous people to focusing on changing non-Indigenous people through programs that teach about our shared history
and culture. Indigicate’s approach to educating school students and adults, both in and outdoors, for single or multi day programs has seen Indigicate grow to one of Australia’s leading providers of Indigenous Education with over 35,000 participants taught since the start of 2015. In addition to Indigicate, Shawn has held several positions on boards and steering committees and has facilitated
motivational speaker roles in Australia and overseas.

Geoff Martin

Program Development Manager

Geoff is highly experienced outdoor educator who has worked closely with Shawn Andrews for over eight years. Geoff is a qualified teacher and has worked in outdoor education as a leader in Australia and overseas. He has a passion for designing inclusive camps experiences that use Indigenous Pedagogy as the method for teaching and learning. Geoff holds a Bachelor of Sport and Outdoor Recreation, a Bachelor of Education and multiple wilderness leadership qualifications. Some of his favourite hang outs are Tocumwal, Wilsons Promontory and Hattah-Kulkyne National Park. Geoff also loves spending time in the Alps in Australia and overseas chasing fresh tracks.

 

Casie Chalman

Head of Innovation

Casie Chalman- Bio

 Casie is a passionate, motivated and enthusiastic educator. She has been working as an outdoor educator worldwide for over 15 years, with 5 of those years spent lecturing outdoor education at Victoria University, Australia

Along with holding a BA in Education, Casie is currently completing her PhD thesis on helping young people to develop resilience and adaptive coping skills through outdoor education, assisting them to cope better with the stressors of today’s society. As a proud Bundjalung women, it is her vision to empower youth, impart knowledge and give opportunities for all young people to be a part of real life, meaningful experiences across cultures.

In her spare time, she loves practicing yoga, meditation, personal development training, being active and exploring the world. Casie loves everything WATER! Frozen water for skiing, white water for rafting and salt water for swimming…

Aunty Aurore Fahey

Cultural Leader

Aunty Aurore is a Djadjawurrung woman with extensive experience in teaching Indigenous cultural history and connection. She has a passion for teaching bush tucker and bush medicine and is a talented and natural storyteller. Aunty Aurore currently runs the Indigicate program and sessions at Camp Jungai in the Rubicon Valley.  She has also been an Indigenous educator at Healesville Sanctuary and has many life stories to share. Aunty Aurore has a special place in her heart for Wentworth, the Perridunes and the twin sisters (where the Murray and Darling Rivers meet).

Terry Atkinson

Community Liason Facilitator

Terry is a Wemba Wemba man who has worked with Aboriginal people in remote, metropolitan and regional Victoria.
He will commence as a community liaison facilitator in 2017, working to engage aboriginal communities in Victoria with Indigicate’s out of of home care program, aimed at bringing connection to culture and country via outdoor education camps. Through these camps, Indigicate will cover a range of cultural learnings and aboriginal history through Indigenous pedagogy.
Terry brings his own community knowledge and connection and will work closely with communities and Indigicate staff to deliver a program to youth in out of home care and support them to feel proud of who they are find a greater sense of belonging in their own community.