Daniella Chedzey is a proud Ngiyampaa Wangaaypuwan woman of the Pilaarrkiyalu Pilar tree Mayi, I am also a registered traditional owner for Mount Grenfell.
In 2003, I was instrumental in the setting up of mums against drugs (MAD, CDAT) community drug action team, an Aboriginal initiative in the Hunter Region which held women’s and children’s drug awareness camps with a cultural aspect.
I teach traditional dance over a number of years.
I have a strong connection with my culture which influences my work and home life, being connected with culture is integral part of who I am, which inspires many aspects of what I provide as an Elder to my community through Aboriginal stewardship of land, bush tucker information sharing, cultural workshops, weaving baskets and dillybags, knowledge sharing traditional uses for bush medicine and tucker.
Aunty Daniella is an invaluable member of the Speaking in Colour team, as a weaver, dancer and Elder.