Attika Edgar on Rome, education, and the importance of family

“Education is a priority for us. It’s the key to unlocking our self determination.”
--Attika Edgar.

KRED Enterprises awarded Attika Edgar a Nipper Tabagee Scholarship to assist her with travel to Italy to pursue her studies.

Attika’s currently undertaking an Associate Degree in Business Administration (Indigenous Studies) through the Australian Catholic University. As part of the course, students have the option of studying international business and international marketing over an intensive ten day block in Rome—a city famous for its architecture, fashion and food.

While thrilled by all of these things, it was the nature of the family structure that really struck Attika.

“I learnt that Indigenous people and Italian people are really similar in some ways. We have a similar family structure and we have very closely knit families. Business stays in the family.”

Overseas travel, or cultural exchanges, often makes us look at things in a different way. As Seneca famously wrote, “Travel and change of place impart new vigour to the mind."

This was certainly the case for Attika. 

“It made me want to work harder to create a stronger family unit, even from an economic perspective. Following the trip, I want to make things better for my children and Indigenous people as a whole,” Attika says.

KRED Enterprises is proud to offer Nipper Tabagee Scholarships to all Kimberley Aboriginal people wishing to pursue their educational, artistic, musical or sporting ambitions. Check out our scholarships page for more information.