Cherie Minniecon is a Yorta Yorta woman based in Naarm with her husband and two daughters. With extensive experience in policy and program development in government and non-government organisations, Cherie has spent over 17 years working locally and internationally co-designing context specific programs with high levels of complexity. Cherie has worked in diverse places and contexts from the Middle East to the Child Protection system in Victoria. Cherie has a deep appreciation of individual and collective barriers to change and the difficulties for people to be able to dream and create empowered, hopeful and preferred futures.
Cherie has worked at Melbourne University on a program designed in partnership with the Willin Centre focused on the subject of Indigenous Arts and Changing the Nation. More recently, she worked at Indigenous Comic Con playing futures games and cultivating narrative foresight with attendees. She is currently developing a podcast; this creative project aims to provide space to explore and share futures thinking and perspectives, elevate our voices and explore ways to navigate the unknowns.