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Sol Bellear

Sol Bellear is a Bundjalung man from Mullumbimby. He is a Champion of Just Reinvest NSW, the Chair of Aboriginal Medical Service, Redfern and also a consultant to the NSW Aboriginal Land Council. He’s a respected Aboriginal elder, and a lifetime Aboriginal activist. “A number of people have inspired me internationally and nationally,” says Mr Bellear. “Black leaders in the civil rights movement in the US including the Black Panther movement, Native Americans that still continue to fight, first nations people of Canada, the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa and Aboriginal freedom fighters that have gone before us like William Cooper, Jack Patten and Jack Ferguson as well as some of our outstanding legends that are still with us today.”

Sol Bellear is chair of the Aboriginal Medical Service in Redfern.