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Noomool is the first collaboration between the ISX and Pozible - the Melbourne based crowdfunding group. Please support this project. We seek funding for no ordinary documentary. It is a fight to build awareness about the importance of the incredible pristine environment of the King Sound and a culture in danger of being lost. By investing in this project you are investing in the preservation of this incredible natural environment and the spirit of the Mayala people.

Gerhardt Pearson

My current role

Executive Director, Balkanu, Chairman NALSMA - Cairns, Executive Committee Member ISX

Region

Queensland - Cape York

Biography

Gerhardt Pearson was appointed as the foundation Executive Director of Balkanu Cape York Development Corporation by the Board of Directors in January 1997. Balkanu supports the Indigenous economic development of Cape York Peninsula and is involved in the development of many projects including the preservation of traditional knowledge, the development of geographic information systems, low cost housing, business development hubs, micro-financing, and the Cape York Digital Network amongst others.
Mr. Pearson is a Bama Bagaarrmugu of the Guuguwarrra Nation from Kalpowa and Jeanie River area. The Lama Lama refer to his group as the Mbarimakarranma or people from the little Red Flying Fox area.
Mr. Pearson began his career in community administration as a Council Clerk both for Hope Vale and Pormpuraaw communities. In 1998 he formed the Aboriginal Council Clerk's Association, representing the fourteen Council Clerks. He was the first Indigenous person within the fourteen Cape York community councils to become Community Executive Manager replacing the State Government's Executive Officer.
Mr. Pearson has been actively involved in Cape York politics for over two decades and has represented Cape York on a state and national level including a six year position as the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSIC) Commissioner for the Far North West Zone. He is also a founding member of the Tharpuntoo Legal Service, Cape York Land Council, Apunipima Cape York Partnership, Cape York Institute and Balkanu.
Mr Pearson serves on a wide range of committees and Boards in relation to Education, Social Welfare, Economic Development, Training, Housing and Infrastructure, and Communications. Mr Pearson was founding Chairman of the ISX from 2004 to 2008 and continues to serve as an Executive Committee member.


Contact  :  Gerhardt Pearson
Phone  :  07-4051-9089
Fax  :  07-4051-9088
Email  :  admin@balkanu.com.au
WWW  :  http://www.balkanu.com.au

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