John Smith Gumbula is an authentic brand within the business matrix of Bur’an indigenous product services business and intellectual property (IP) development. John is gifted in multiple creative mediums and his indigenous contemporary designs, artworks and conceptional product creations are strategically fusion throughout the Bur’an vision and unique brand category’s. Bur’an long term future strategies are formulating Ethical Fairtrade JV partnerships and distributing from recognized local and international retail outlets, online media and development of unique signature Bur’an products.
A former ‘QEII Silver Jubilee Queens Trust Awardee’ / Founder -Ambassador & Chief Indigenous Officer / Member of the WakkaWakka First Nations of Queensland & Adopted Son of the Yolngu First Nations, Galiwinku, Elcho Island, N.T Australia.
25 + years passionately in diverse Aboriginal arts & Cultural activities, creating cultural bridges. A world traveller, John supports and acknowledges The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP or DOTROIP & 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages.
John aspires in formulating Strategic Sustainable Ethical Fairtrade long term Indigenous partnerships and Key Principals to deliver positive viable unique goals for First Nations Empowerment and Economies throughout the World Communities.
“My Aboriginal identity and Cultural Heritage proudly resonates in my Heart and Spirit and artistic creations, Keeping the Culture Strong and alive, Spiritually connecting me to Country”.