IndigenousX is a 100% Indigenous owned and operated media, consultancy, and training organisation
IndigenousX believes in the principles of self-determination and works to affect change by upholding Indigenous knowledges, voices and ways of being
Luke Pearson is a Gamilaraay man, who founded IndigenousX in 2012. Luke leads the IndigenousX team and oversees day to day operations across the different sections of the business. Luke’s passion for IndigenousX stems from his commitment to Indigenous self-determination, truth-telling, and education.
James Saunders is a Gunditjmara and Wiradjuri man. His background is in media and communications servicing NGOs and Indigenous organisations. His role is primarily looking after the operations across the business.
Aiesha Saunders is a Biripi woman residing on the unceded lands of the Gadigal in Warrane (Sydney). She is a writer, curator and researcher and her work focuses on decolonising, truth telling and the intertwining of colonial and First Nations histories. Aiesha’s curatorial work can be seen at the Museum of Sydney and Hyde Park Barracks and her writing can be found in IndigenousX, NITV, Sydney Morning Herald and The Guardian.
Rachael Hocking is a Warlpiri woman from the Northern Territory, currently living on Gadigal land in Sydney. She is a journalist, curator and presenter who is passionate about sharing First Nations stories. Her work can be found across Black media, from the national Indigenous newspaper Koori Mail to NITV. She is a director on the board for the Dart Centre for Journalism and Trauma in the Asia Pacific, and Common Ground.
Rhianna Patrick is a media professional with family connections to the Zagareb (Mer) and Wagadagem (Mabuyag) clans of the Torres Strait.
She has over twenty years media experience and has worked across radio, tv, news, current affairs and joins IndigenousX after a long career with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).
Rhianna is currently developing IndigenousX’s audio and podcast offerings with support from the Judith Neilson Institute for Journalism and Ideas.
Rhianna has a strong passion for Indigenous controlled media and loves all things audio.
Michael O’Loughlin is a Gamiliaraay man from Moree. Michael has been working with Aboriginal youth for the past 20 years in various roles ranging from mentoring at risk youth, to working within high schools, and working with youth within the Juvenile Justice system. Michael’s passion for education with a cultural perspective comes from his own experiences of education in a rural setting, and his own cultural learnings.
Nat Cromb is a Gamilaraay mother, legal professional, writer, and social justice advocate. Nat collaborates with IndigenousX as a writer, editor, and business development. Nat is passionate about Indigenous X because it is “by us and for us”, but also creates public interest through education and creation of conversation. A self-determining Indigenous organisation raising the volume on Indigenous voices that are all too often silenced in the mainstream cacophony.