John Moriarty AM is a proud Yanyuwa Saltwater man, and a member of the stolen generations. John has worked hard to get where he is today, from being removed from his mother’s care at the age of four, to becoming the first recognised Indigenous Australian chosen for a national football team and to graduate from university in South Australia.
In that time, he has advocated passionately for Indigenous rights, co-founded Balarinji with Ros Moriarty, the studio which designed the famous Qantas-Balarinji Flying Art series of aircrafts and co-founded the Moriarty Foundation
– UNICEF Australia’s local partner for Indigenous early childhood education.
Today, as the Co-Founder and Co-Chair of Moriarty Foundation, John helps Indigenous communities and families to unlock their children’s potential and create transformational change.