Entrepreneur and community leader

Dion Devow

Entrepreneur and community leader

2018 Australian of the Year for the Australian Capital Territory

When he chose a controversial name for his business, Dion Devow wanted to reclaim a derogatory term and express pride in his Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and heritage. Established in 2010, Darkies Design features Indigenous art and design on a range of apparel and promotional material. Dion now champions other Indigenous people to help them build businesses and achieve their dreams.

 

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Five questions to Dion Devow: this week on IndigenousX

Each week, a new guest hosts the @IndigenousX Twitter account to discuss topics of interest as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. In partnership with IndigenousX, we’re inviting its weekly host to tell us about who they are, what issues they’re passionate about, and what they have in store for us during their upcoming week.

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