Billy Missi comes from Maluilgal country in Zenadh Kes (Mabuiag Island in Western Torres Strait, Australia). He is a part of the Wagedagam Tribe with the primary totem of Kodal (crocodile) and an associate member to the Dhanghal (dugong) clan of Panai to the East and the Kaigas (shovelnose ray) clan of Geomu to the South on the Island of Mabuiag.
Missi grew up in the customary ways of his traditional culture and heritage in the Torres Strait. He comes from a well-respected generation of art practitioners and geographers of Mabuiag who have passed down the protocols, practices and heritage of the Torres Strait culture through storytelling, songs and dance.
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