Pekeri Ruska is a proud Goenpul woman

from North Stradbroke Island. She has an

inherent passion for social justice matters,

having completed a law and journalism

degree. She has spent time practising as

criminal and civil law solicitor, whilst

volunteering her time as the co- editor of

the Black Rising Magazine for the last four years.


But country was calling and she returned home in 2016 to focus on projects that support the truth telling and empowerment of community. Her professional experience includes

  • Project Management (including school based cultural-exchanges and community research projects);

  • Event Management (including conferences, award ceremonies, formal dinners, community panels, NAIDOC events);

  • Magazine Editorial (print and online);  

  • Website Design (basic);

  • Resume writing and review;

  • Job Interview Preparedness workshops (one-on-one or group sessions).

​Pekeri was a Fellow of the Atlantic Fellowship for Social Equity in 2019 and in the same year won the Griffith University's Outstanding First Peoples Alumnus Award (Art, Education and Law).