Brian Tucker

Brian Tucker

Over his lifetime Brian has witnessed the disbursement of his people from their lands as they seek employment in cities and other towns and recognised the toll this would take on their culture and connection with the land.

Brian participates in traditional cultural ceremonies each year that are important to the preservation of songs, dance, knowledge and traditions for future generations. Recognising the need to do more, Brian established Karlayura in 2011, working with construction and mining companies to provide employment opportunities for local Aboriginal people, while providing a model that would bring them back to the country and provide the skills and opportunities they need to stay on the land and reconnect with their culture.

As a visionary Aboriginal businessman, Brian is working to establish a number of complementary tourism and hospitality businesses throughout rural areas that will provide further employment and an outlet for local Aboriginal people to proudly showcase their culture – exposing non-Aboriginal people to his family’s culture and developing understanding, compassion and harmony between all people.

Since 1982 Brian has been involved with numerous community, heritage and environmental programs and currently sits on heritage boards with the largest mining companies in Australia.