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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.

  • Type:Aboriginal
  • Local Clubs:Aboriginal

Details

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

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>

Nyoongar Wellbeing & Sports

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

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

Details

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

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>

Wirrpanda Foundation

The Wirrpanda Foundation aims to improve the quality of life for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians across our three pillars of education, employment and health.

  • Type:Aboriginal,Charity
  • Charity:Aboriginal,Education & Training,Employment & Training,Fundraising,Sport & Recreation

Details

  • Employees (FTE):26
  • Established:2005

Description

<p> The priority of the Foundation remains employing local Aboriginal role models who are empowered to build capacity in their own communities.</p> <p> Since commencing operation in 2005, the Foundation has maintained its focus of improving the quality of life for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people by promoting strong role models and healthy life choices. The Foundation has established a number of successful programs in Perth, regional Western Australia, Victoria, New South Wales, ACT, and Queensland, and in doing so, has reached over 35,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of all ages.</p> <p> The main focus of each program is to improve the life outcomes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people by targeting areas at specific stages of their lives.</p> <p> The success of the programs relies heavily on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mentors developing, delivering and managing these programs. The Foundation celebrates Aboriginal culture as one of the longest surviving in the world and aims to advance Indigenous Australians beyond their current health, education and employment standards.</p>

Wungening Aboriginal Corporation

Wungening's mission is to heal Aboriginal people's mind body and spirit.

  • Charity:Health,Mental Health,Aboriginal,Drugs & Alcohol
  • Type:Aboriginal,Charity,Association

Details

Description

<p> Wungening seeks to provide culturally secure and holistic programs and strategies that inform, educate and address the harmful effects of alcohol, drugs and other substances on individuals, families and communities that strengthen the mind and body, and heal the spirit.</p> <p> In 1988 a group of forty local Aboriginal people met to discuss their concerns that mainstream services were not responding effectively to the needs of Aboriginal people in the area of alcohol and substance abuse. A decision was made to set up an Aboriginal service that catered more appropriately to Aboriginal needs. The service became known as the Noongar Alcohol and Substance Abuse Service Inc (NASAS) and was incorporated in 1989. By 1993 NASAS had purchased an office and program facility base in East Perth from where it conducted counselling, family intervention, community development, education and drug awareness programs and always in the context of “our people’s needs are our major priority”.</p> <p> The Board of Director made the decision to put forward a special resolution to the members in 2015 to consider a name “Wungening Aboriginal Corporation”.  This was endorsed by the Board and members.</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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