Dominic Guerrera is a Ngarrindjeri, Kaurna and Italian person and lives on Kaurna Yarta. Dominic is also a poet, writer, podcaster and dabbles in photography, pottery and art curation.
His writing has been published in Granta Magazine, Artlink Magazine and Archer Magazine and has featured as a spoken word poet at Adelaide Writers Festival and Draw Your (s)Words. Dominic created and co-hosted The ASH Podcast, curated two art exhibitions circles to us and STAUNCH for Nexus Art and currently works as a First Nations Art Producer.
In 2021 Dominic was the recipient of the Oodgeroo Noonuccal Indigenous Poetry Prize for his poem Unwelcome To Country.
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WHY FIRST NATIONS FIRST?
At Awesome Black we don’t like to talk about the deficit that First Nations people have gone through, we don’t like to talk about the history of government failures and the effects they have had on our communities. We recognise that they have happened, but we want to talk about what we can do right now to get things moving forward for us, by us.
At Awesome Black we are attempting to create a system where wealth stays in our communities and we can build up Blakenomics, supporting each other’s businesses and community. At every point when we buy something we think… can we buy this from a First Nations person, if the answer is yes we do it, if the answer is no… we ask more questions. Why not? And how do we make sure that we can in the future?