John Janke: The Story of Us

A proud Wuthathi and Meriam man, John Paul Janke is Co-owner of Rork Projects, Co-Chair of the National NAIDOC Committee and Co-Host of The Point on SBS/NITV.

John's heritage, professional career and media profile deliver a perfect combination of culture and confidence to present at your next company meeting or event.

As part of Rork Projects' Indigenous Engagement Strategy, John shares his knowledge with clients and colleagues to achieve a greater awareness and celebration of the rich histories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Through The Story of Us, your team can rediscover our Indigenous heritage and learn how that has shaped our communities. John’s presentation covers important elements of Australia’s unknown, but true, Indigenous history that has been missing from our history books.

To find out more, please complete the online form below and one of our team will be in touch soon.

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  • In lieu of a fee for service, Rork Projects kindly requests that you consider a donation to our Wa Initiative. Rork Projects' Wa Initiative supports Indigenous foundations and not-for-profit organisations in their work in offering quality, secondary education scholarships at leading Australian boarding schools for Indigenous children from regional, rural and remote communities. Please indicate if you would be willing to provide a tax-deductible donation to the Wa Initiative.

  • Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) staff celebrated NAIDOC Week 2020 with a live stream presentation from John Paul Janke.  John Paul is an engaging and experienced presenter and we all learnt more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and history from his presentation. BAC would like to thank John Paul and the team at Rork Projects for their collaboration on celebrating NAIDOC Week 2020 with our staff.

    - Wendy Weir, Brisbane Airport Corporation

  • John Paul is a powerful storyteller and left our team wanting to learn more. He set a spark for motivating us to connect with our shared history, to acknowledge the past and to proudly treasure the rich culture of our First Nations Peoples. Thank you John Paul and the team at Rork Projects for sharing your knowledge and inspiring us to continue learning.

    - Moira Szucs, Venko Design

  • We were proud to host John Paul Janke who gave an inspiring presentation about his experiences growing up as an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander in North Queensland, the history of NAIDOC week, and sharing his personal influences and his hopes for the future. Our staff found this session to be highly thought-provoking and motivating.

    - Cassandra Raciti, RAP Champion, Conrad Gargett

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