Paddy Mills – Indigenous Pioneer

Paddy Mills – Indigenous Pioneer

Paddy Mills – Indigenous Pioneer

Grandad what did you do during lockdown? I watched Joe Ingles present the flag to Patty Mills on endless loop.

Congratulations to legend Boomer & NBA Star Patty Mills announced as the first ever Indigenous Olympic Flag Bearer alongside Cate Campbell. Mills struggled to put into words his gratitude as a proud Kokatha, Naghiralgal and Dauareb-Meriam man leading the country’s Olympians telling the ABC:

“I’m just thankful for all the support up unto this moment … It’s something I won’t be able to put into words what I am feeling right now.”

Patty Mills is a gentleman & magnificent representative of his family, country and his Aboriginal & Torres Strait Island people.

Tokyo Olympics 2020 will be his 4th Olympics

#TokyoTogether

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Patrick Skene

Patrick Skene is a founder and Chief Creative Officer of Cultural Pulse. Patrick works with over 100 communities and creates compelling content for clients to engage with them. He is a storyteller, marketer, writer and author of ‘The Big O, The Life & Times of Olsen Filipaina‘ which has gone into reprint. His stories on the intersection of sport, history and culture have been published by The Guardian Australia, the Age, the Sydney Morning Herald and Inside Sport. He is currently the proud coach of the Rockdale Raiders Under 8B1’s football team.