Major "Moogy" Sumner AM
Cultural Performer & Visual Artist (Painting),
Cultural Director, Tal-Kin-Jeri Dance Group
Major (Moogy) Sumner (AM) was appointed as a Member of the Order of Australia in 2014 for his services to the Indigenous community for many decades. He is a member of the World Archaeological Congress and has been a member of the South Australian Aboriginal Advisory Council since 2011. He is also a member of the World Council of Elders. Major Sumner wants to show to the Australian people that Aboriginal culture is about sharing and working together for the benefit of the whole community. He made sure, to the best of his abilities that his contributions to public life in the areas of Aboriginal health, social welfare, youth and cultural heritage is benefiting everyone.
"It is important to preserve and pass on my culture to the next generation. Teaching people to look after their culture and their past helps them to feel the spirit within"
Image by Justin McManus