Stephen Mam Interview
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Wi3W Ep 4 – Greg & Taitu’uga interview Stephen Mam ~ Brisbane born Torres Strait Islander entrepreneur

Stephen Mam was born and raised in Brisbane, Queensland. He is of Torres Strait Islander descent and is heavily influenced by his multicultural knowledge and experiences. In this podcast, he is interviewed by Taitu’uga and Greg Dodge.

Throughout the years, Stephen has extended his knowledge of culture and intercultural through travel, having travelled extensively through Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, China, Europe, United Arab Emirates and Egypt.

He explored these interests, studying Social Science, majoring in Development and minoring in Environment and Society at the University of Queensland.

He has been employed in a range of industries, including culture, community, health, information communications technology (ICT) and economics, among others. Stephen is extending his interest in the community as the Executive Director / Founder of SIBW, a cultural publishing & events business, sharing the richness of culture. Stephen is also the Executive Director / Founder of The MYX, a social enterprise bringing community together and supporting community based learning.

In 2018 Stephen established the first Brisbane based Torres Strait Islander language program, the first outside of North Queensland and he continues to work on this project.

Stephen Mam is currently Senior Indigenous Advisor, First Nations Partnerships, at Sunshine Coast Council, a member of the national Statement from the Heart Working Group, Director of the Foundation for Aboriginal & Islander Research and Action, Deputy Chair of Taringa Headspace Consortium, a contributor to the current national suicide prevention trial, is a former Community Engagement Coordinator & Committee Member of Reconciliation Queensland former member of the Queensland Chief Magistrate’s Cultural Advisory Group, as well as member of several other community organisations and projects.

Stephen Mam is currently Senior Indigenous Advisor, First Nations Partnerships, at Sunshine Coast Council, a member of the national Statement from the Heart Working Group, Director of the Foundation for Aboriginal & Islander Research and Action, Deputy Chair of Taringa Headspace Consortium, a contributor to the current national suicide prevention trial, is a former Community Engagement Coordinator & Committee Member of Reconciliation Queensland former member of the Queensland Chief Magistrate’s Cultural Advisory Group, as well as member of several other community organisations and projects.

Stephen advocates the importance and spirituality of identity, place and relationships.

Stephen Mam
Stephen Mam



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