Jarred Fogarty is a a young Aboriginal media trainee in Brisbane with a strong connection to his culture.

A member of the Mununjali people of Beaudesert, Jarred joined local radio station 98.9fm at the beginning of 2012 to gain experience in broadcasting and journalism..

Outside of work, Jarred is also a performer with the Mununjali Dance Troupe and regularly MCs at community events around south-east Queensland.

Since joining the station, Jarred’s become more conscious of his health due to the health promotion resources Brisbane Indigenous Media Association develops for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander listeners (like Move).

Now he’s participating in a 6-week smoking cessation program for the workplace – called Murri Places, Smoke-free Spaces – run by the Institute for Urban Indigenous Health.

Daniel Hutton spoke to Jarred about his dancing.