Hayley McQuire is a Darumbal and South Sea Islander woman and social justice advocate. Her work is centered on community, relationality and convening new collectives to rethink and transform the education system. She is the co-founder and CEO of The National Indigenous Youth Education Coalition, Co-Chair of Learning Creates Australia and board director for a number of non-profit organisations. She brings over 10 years of experience working across Indigenous policy and training and has worked on advocacy campaigns and capacity building initiatives with education coalitions and young people around the world. In 2019, she was an inaugural Obama Foundation Asia Pacific Leader and Women’s Agenda Changemaker of the Year.
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GR OnlineIndigenous peoples have a right to self-determine their education, as outlined in the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. These rights recognise that systemic power has been taken away from Indigenous peoples due to the ongoing impacts of colonisation and that subsequent interactions with schools, education departments and universities occur within a power imbalance.