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Bringing Them Home WA

The Bringing Them Home Committee (WA) Inc. is working towards the recognition and healing of the pain caused by the removal of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander children from their families.

  • Local Clubs:Aboriginal
  • Type:Aboriginal

Details

  • Arts:Aboriginal
  • Established:1997
  • Members:10 current members of the Bringing Them Home WA Executive.

Description

<p> The Committee seeks to:</p> <p> Through a major public event (National Sorry Day Commemoration) and many separate cultural awareness  programs delivered to groups (students, academics, Rotarians, corporate groups, Churches, government) annually create an awareness of Stolen Generations trauma, for the people part of the generations stolen and for (and very importantly because it is often ignored or understated) the intergenerational effects of this trauma now and in the future.</p> <p> The Committee also advocates in many other ways for the enactment of the largely unmet (54) recommendations of the HREOC Bringing Them Home Report (1997).</p> <p> We aim to see the full implementation of the recommendations set out in “Bringing them Home: Report of the National Inquiry into the Separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from their families”. We are a true reconciliation organisation with both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal members – all committees and working groups have Aboriginal leadership.</p>

Fair Game

Fair Game's mission is to engage under-serviced Australian communities through unique health education and fitness programs and recycled sports equipment.

  • Type:Aboriginal,Volunteer,Charity
  • Local Clubs:Aboriginal,Sports
  • Charity:Aboriginal,Mental Health,Refugees,Sport & Recreation

Details

  • Sports:Basketball

Description

<p> Fair Game Australia is a health charity with an innovative approach to reducing inequality for under-serviced Australians via recycled sports equipment.</p> <p> The DGR charity is an award winning grass-roots volunteer lead organisation making significant impact for thousands of Aboriginal and CALD Australians each year across remote and urban communities.</p> <p> We have three core programs delivered by youthful volunteers in partnership with communities.</p> <p> Vision: To enable all Australians to have access to the benefits of healthy choices through recycled sports equipment.</p> <p> Values: Fit & Healthy Communities, Inspiration & Education, Teamwork & Leadership, Sustainability & Recycling</p> <p> Target Populations: CALD Communities (migrants, refugees), Indigenous Australians, Low SES Australians, Mental Health Sufferers, Chronic Disease Sufferers, Adolescent Females</p>

Ignite Basketball

Drug Aware Ignite Basketball is an intervention for young people engaged or at risk of engaging in anti social and criminal behaviour.

  • Type:Club,Aboriginal
  • Local Clubs:Aboriginal,Sports
  • Charity:Aboriginal,Sport & Recreation

Details

  • Sports:Basketball
  • Established:2011

Description

<p> Operating at times and in areas of high youth crime, we offer the opportunity for young men and women to keep regularly active, develop leadership skills, gain formal qualifications and work with positive role models for a brighter future.</p> <p> Our coaches, youth workers and volunteers employ an approach to facilitation that caters to the specific needs of the individual, allowing for tailored goal-setting and a greater chance of success.</p> <p> Ignite Basketball works with its young men and women to build abilities in themselves that can benefit career, relationships and every day life. With a combination of individual mentoring and group coaching, participants combat low self-esteem, insecurities and low confidence while learning effective public speaking, basketball coaching, group control, anger management and conflict resolution.</p> <p> Small and achievable goals are set and achieved on a regular basis, keeping individuals focused and progressing towards bigger and better things.<br /> When ready, the participants can then move on to formal coaching, refereeing and administration qualifications that creates a solid foundation and employment anywhere in Australia.</p> <p> Finally, we turn over the responsibility of running the Ignite Basketball session to our new coaches who work closely with younger participants and continue the mentoring cycle.</p> <p> Ignite Basketball is dedicated to and inspired by the life of Jude Ryder Montgomery.</p> <p> Delivered by the Save the Children.</p>

Madjitil Moorna

Madjitil Moorna is a group of Indigenous and non-Indigenous people who sing in language to build understanding, hope and joy.

  • Type:Aboriginal
  • Local Clubs:Aboriginal,Music

Details

  • Established:2011
  • Arts:Aboriginal,Music

Description

<p> Award-winning Aboriginal songwriters and performers lead the group. People love to listen to the mix of soulful and joyous contemporary and more traditional songs. Madjitil Moorna practices on Monday nights in Forrestfield at the Anderson Rd Community Centre, with visits to other centres. 6.30pm cuppa, 7.00pm - 8.30pm sing. All voices, all backgrounds welcome!</p> <p> We acknowledge and pay our respects to the Whadjuk Noongar people of this land by singing together in harmony, listening and sharing stories.</p> <p> Aims and Objectives as described in our constitution include the promotion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander music  by the following:</p> <p> - To sing  and promote Aboriginal and Torres Strait language songs and compositions by Indigenous artists  from around Australia;<br /> - To acknowledge and embrace the stolen generations and their journey of Healing;<br /> - To generate healing within the community through the vibrations of our harmonious songs;<br /> - To increase  Aboriginal and Torres Strait membership at every opportunity;<br /> - To create a warm and sensitive safe environment to encourage members to express the joy and beauty of    music;<br /> - To promote and embrace reconciliation through the multicultural blend of our members;<br /> - To share the joy of singing  with Aboriginal communities and country towns; and<br /> - To encourage Aboriginal communities and people from remote regions to form similar singing groups to  enhance the healing process.</p>

Nyoongar Wellbeing & Sports

Over the last four years, the NWS has become recognised and respected as the leading grassroots agency within Nyoongar Country.

  • Local Clubs:Sports,Aboriginal
  • Type:Aboriginal,Club

Details

  • Sports:Local Clubs
  • Employees (FTE):9
  • Established:2006

Description

<p> Nyoongar Welllbeing & Sports (NSW) is an Aboriginal controlled not for profit community organisation governed by a Board of Management. NWS’ responsibility is to develop partnerships that maximise opportunities for Aboriginal Australians (specifically in Nyoongar Country) to participate in sport and recreation in order to produce health, education, social and cultural benefits for individuals and their respective communities.</p> <p> Nyoongar Country is an area approximately 300,000 square kilometres in size and approximately half of the West Australian Aboriginal population (30,000) reside in this region.</p> <p> <strong>Values</strong></p> <p> - Community and family focus<br /> - Strengths focus<br /> - Nyoongar respect and pride<br /> - Integrity and trust<br /> - Collaborative partnerships</p> <p> <strong>Services</strong></p> <p> - Provision of various sport and recreation programmes in collaboration with key stakeholders<br /> - Organising and delivering accredited training in umpiring, coaching and sports medicine in a variety of sports<br /> - The provision of sporting equipment and uniforms for community individuals and teams, through our equipment grants</p> <p> <strong>Signs of Success</strong></p> <p> - Nyoongar communities enjoying full health and wellbeing - physical, psychological, economic, social, spiritual and political<br /> - A strong and proud Nyoongar nation, fully engaged in the 'third space', sharing an open exchange of culture with all Australian communities</p>

Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company

Based in Perth, Yirra Yaakin [Yir-raarh Yaarh-kin] exists to share Aboriginal stories. Established in 1993, our stories have reached 13 countries in five continents and won awards for our theatre, governance and our partnerships, including a prestigious Sidney Myer Award for its record of facilitating Indigenous artistic programmes.

  • Type:Aboriginal
  • Local Clubs:Aboriginal,Arts

Details

  • Arts:Performing Arts,Aboriginal
  • Established:1993

Description

Yirra Yaakin, which means “Stand Tall” in Noongar language, has been producing and presenting an annual program of new Indigenous theatre and maintained a strong focus on education and youth programs since it’s inception.

More than 15 original youth-focused productions have been developed in that time, undertaking scores of residencies and workshops across WA.

The company has commissioned and premiered over 50 new theatre works. These include major Festival presentations such as WALTZING THE WILARRA, ONE DAY IN 67, ALIWAH, WINDMILL BABY and CRUEL WILD WOMAN. Contributing writers have included Dallas Winmar, Mitch Torres, David Milroy, Sally Morgan and Jim Holland.

The company is committed to producing and presenting a mixture of contemporary and classic Indigenous theatre, balanced with our existing community service and education programs. 

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