I am so proud to present the first edition of ‘The First
Step’ on behalf of the Bond Indigenous Awareness
Society aimed at raising awareness and taking our first
official step towards reconciliation.
As the first Publications Director, I only hope this is
the first of many editions. I saw no better way of
spreading awareness through distributing written
pieces to the Bond and local community. Although this
is my last official piece, I have high hopes for BIAS’
I would like to thank the BIAS team, especially
President Ricky Macourt and my director Alice Rose.
A special thank you to Heri Kowero and Danica
Keighran for helping me with design, without you two,
there would be no magazine with my incompetent
Photoshop skills, I am so thankful.
To my friend Jesse Thomas Land, whom as continued
to inspire me since we went on the first BIAS Social
Justice Trip together and we able to return again this
year. Thank you for reminding me exactly why I write
and care about these issues. Your friendship is
undoubtable. Finally, to my father because he always
reads my work, gives me caring criticism and supports
I hope you enjoy this publication, find it interesting