Indigenous expertise company dedicated to Indigenous enviro and social innovation
Australia and Worldwide
Sasha Purcell and Company is a 100% Indigenous owned and run research foundation and development consultancy business that empowers clients to achieve success in environmental sustainability, utilising Indigenous expertise and social innovation.
Sasha Purcell belongs to the Torres Strait Islands, an Indigenous Island population with a rich and beautiful thriving culture.
CEO and Founder Sasha Purcell has been formally invited to be part of the 100 Conversations project launching at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney Australia in 2021.
100 Conversations is a survey of leading Australian innovators acting on climate change. It examines the technologies, systematic change and innovations that we need to apply today to prevent catastrophic climate change.
The 2-year project will launch as Australia’s most ambitious exclusively climate change-focused exhibition and program at a major cultural institution. It plays an important role in raising awareness, inspiring audiences and presenting an evidence-based and empowering vision of the future.
CEO and Founder, Sasha Purcell was among 10 NAIDOC Award winners recognised in early December.
Sasha is currently at New York University as a NYU Human Rights Scholar. She completes her Fulbright Scholarship at the end of this month and will return to UQ to continue her PhD in 2022.
The awardee is also completing a large research project on climate change, something that stands to disproportionately affect her ancestral lands.
The award announcement recognises that Sasha has been at pains to include the community in all aspects of her research, and is passionate about advocating for Indigenous climate rights.
She has an "unending" passion for human rights, and has a wish to represent Indigenous issues at the United Nations.
Sasha is a PhD candidate with UQ's School of Social Science and a 2021 Fulbright Scholar.
As a Torres Strait Islander, Sasha has a particular interest in the preservation and advancement of Indigenous human rights and was admitted as a lawyer of the Supreme Court of Queensland in 2016.
She is also admitted in New South Wales and the High Court of Australia and has acted as a delegate for the United Nations Association of Australia - QLD Division (UNAA).
Sasha has stated her ultimate goal "to develop and implement law that reflects true and accessible justice and equality and work for the United Nations advocating for Indigenous people".
Sasha Purcell & Company acknowledges and pays respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the Traditional Owners and ongoing custodians of country throughout Australia.
In New York completing her Masters of Law at NYU and accepting the NAIDOC 2021 Scholar of the Year Award.