DESCENDENT OF THE KABI KABI people of south-east Queensland, Mr Wenitong is a respected leader and mentor in Aboriginal communities across Australia.
He conducts music therapy workshops and teaches participants to express and heal through music.
It’s a natural extension. Mr Wenitong is also part of the multi-award winning three-piece the Last Kinection. In 2009 Last Kinection was recognised with a National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Music Award, or Deadly, for outstanding achievement in hip-hop and R&B.
Sitting alongside Mr Wenitong’s Deadly Award is the Indigenous Collaborations Excellence Award from the university’s Faculty of Health, presented in 2009 for his dedication to improving the way nursing students learn about
Aboriginal history and culture.
As a role model he is proactive in inspiring people from all walks of life.
Mr Wenitong has a profound commitment to education, especially for local Indigenous communities.
He is also a documentary maker and is regularly commissioned by Aboriginal schools and councils to create informative fi lms about health and social issues.
In 2010 he assisted the Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council with public awareness campaigns focusing on hepatitis C and teenage pregnancy.
Three years into his medical degree he took a year off to conduct research into Indigenous mental health.