My name is maikutena Vicki-Laine Green. I am a pakana woman, my Country is lumara-natana, the general area surrounding and including the Cape Portland area in Northern Eastern Tasmania. My Ancestral Grandfather is manalargena who was exiled from his Country at Wybalena on Flinders Island where 200 plus Aboriginal people died after being incarcerated there, based on lies of continued access to their traditional Country. Some of those people were members of my family. I grew up on Flinders Island in Bass Strait, Tasmania. Whilst I worked and studies for many years off-Island and raised a family I came home in 2013 and settled into taking my place as a familial Elder and a serious cultural artisan. It was time to head home where. I have dedicated myself to learning and practicing my cultural arts and healing my Spirit.