Dr. Uncle Lewis Yarlupurka O’Brien
Office of Indigenous Strategy and Engagement
Bedford Park Senior Elder on campus Uncle Lewis has worked tirelessly with schools, universities, communities, and government agencies for more than 30 years to embed a Kaurna presence into Adelaide’s cultural landscape, and his research has contributed enormously to the endurance of the Kaurna language.
Uncle Lewis is known for his warm mentorship of Aboriginal children and families, combined with his rich political contributions and leadership across heritage, arts, sport, reconciliation and education.
At Flinders University, he has been involved in reviews of centres, as Elder on the Indigenous Health Professional Education Advisory Committee, and was Patron/Elder-in-Residence to the Indigenous Preparation for Medicine program.