Jirra Lulla Harvey is the Founder and Director of Kalinya Communications. A Yorta Yorta / Wiradjuri woman born in the Dandenongs, Jirra was raised in the northern suburbs of Melbourne.
Kalinya, an Aboriginal-owned communications company specialising in public relations strategy, brand development and event design, was born five years ago because Jirra wanted to share positive stories about her culture. She believes the world would be a better place if more people knew, respected and had access to Indigenous knowledge. This is because Indigenous knowledge shows us how to look after the environment, to take care of our wellbeing holistically – both our spirit and body – and to interact in a connected way. Kalinya collaborates with Aboriginal consultants and purpose-driven businesses as ‘We believe in the power of story, conversation and connection’.