Who is Dwert yorga?[edit | edit source]
Dwert Yorga aka Ingrid Cumming is a Whadjuk Noongar woman from Fremantle, Western Australia. A graduate of Murdoch University and Melbourne Business School, she has during her career, presented and published an article with the United Nations Women Leaders Collective in Israel, represented Indigenous Australian Business at the Supply Diversity forum in San Antonio Texas, presented at TedXPerth 2014, has been a keynote at various conferences and leadership forums about Indigenous knowledge, leadership and reconciliation and won Indigenous Business of the Year at the Belmont Small Business Awards in 2014. She has recently become a board member of the National Indigenous Women in Business Group this year. Mrs Cumming is the founder and CEO of Kart Koort Wiern (Head Heart and Spirit), founded in 2010, is a Perth based Indigenous consultancy that offers consultancy, training and workshops across Australia promoting reconciliation and increasing awareness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander strengths and strategy. Ingrid Cumming, one of the first Noongarpedians (Noongar Wikimedians) who helped create the nys platform along with Jennifer Buchanan, under the Chief Investigators of the project. Her previous Wikimedia id was User:IngridC-Curtin
Early Life[edit | edit source]
Ingrid was born at Woodside hospital East Fremantle on the 23rd October 1983. She grew up in a suburb called Spearwood, with her mother Lisa Jay Collard and wp/nys/Len Collard and her sister Mia Jay Zaknich.
Career[edit | edit source]
Early career[edit | edit source]
Kart Koort Wiern[edit | edit source]
Ingrid is the founder and CEO of Kart Koort Wiern (Head Heart and Spirit), founded in 2010, is a Perth based Indigenous consultancy that offers consultancy, training and workshops across Australia promoting reconciliation and increasing awareness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander strengths and strategy.
Her commitment and passion for her community, leadership, youth and reconciliation is the driver behind the work Kart Koort Wiern have done and continue to achieve with the long list of clients from both the Corporate, Public and Not for Profit Sector.
"Being an Indigenous Australian entrepreneur means I have an experience, a niche, an edge that other competitors may not have. My Indigenous Australian heritage is a strength, not a weakness. My culture, background, and experience as a Noongar woman have been great inspiration for the way I successfully do business"
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2019[edit | edit source]
- Mater Dei College event celebrates Aboriginal culture - April 8th, 2019. Joondalup Times 
2018[edit | edit source]
- Indigenous-educator-hopes-to-break-down-barriers 
- Rossmoyne Netball Club to celebrate inaugural Indigenous round - July 16th. 
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2016[edit | edit source]
- Suicide survivor shines light on mental health issues 
- NoongarPedia created as first Wikipedia site in Aboriginal language - 11 November. 
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