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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>

Bundiyarra Aboriginal Community Aboriginal Corporation

This dedicated team is working to offer programs and resources to help improve Social, Cultural, Economic and Community Engagement for Aboriginal people in the Midwest, Murchison and Gascoyne regions.

  • Type:Aboriginal,Club,Charity,Association
  • Local Clubs:Aboriginal
  • Charity:Aboriginal

Details

  • Established:1992

Description

Since Incorporation in 1992, Bundiyarra  has set up a modern, professionally run community and administrative centre.  Bundiyarra Aboriginal Community Aboriginal Corporation currently employs 18 staff in a variety of positions to achieve the organisational outcomes.

Bundiyarra is currently offering the below list of services;

Coordinate Aboriginal involvement in activities and social events
Provide services to Aboriginal people including Accountancy,  Environmental Health & Welfare,  Housing, Community Services,  Human Resources (employment and training)
Provide Administration to Aboriginals looking towards developing in a business capacity to become self supportive
Facilitate a stable meeting place that embraces all aspects of Aboriginal traditional and culture
Deliver the Bundiyarra - Irra Wangga Language Program across 275,282 square kilometres
Deliver Wajarri Language Classes
Deliver Environmental Health Program across 151,469 square kilometres
Deliver Connecting Cultures - Cultural Awareness Training to improve working and living with Aboriginal people
Deliver the Work Experience Landscaping Program in partnership with The Salvation Army and Employment Plus
Community Garden Project in partnership with the City of Greater Geraldton, Go Gero team
Assist a multitude of government and other organisations by providing a Fee for Service to deliver accurate information on languages in the Midwest, Murchison and Gascoyne regions and
Maintain and develop the list of existing services and programs that are currently available at Bundiyarra.

Fair Game

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

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

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>

Geraldton Street Aboriginal Corporation

  • 9921 2890

The Geraldton Streetwork Aboriginal Corporation is an award winning Youth organisation and is recognised as one of the most efficient and proactive youth programs in the Mid West Region of Western Australia.

  • Type:Aboriginal,Club,Charity,Association
  • Local Clubs:Aboriginal
  • Charity:Aboriginal,Youth Welfare

Details

Description

Amongst many other programs GSAC exists to reduce the incident of Juvenile crime by providing counselling and programmes for the social development of youth by providing clients with emotional support and promoting desirable skills and values.

GSAC is governed by an all volunteer Board of Directors.


GSAC operates on two sites- the town based youth centre in Eastward Road, and Gunnado
Farm 5 klms east of Walkaway. GSAC owns Gunnado freehold and has done so since 1993.

In 1987, in response to a community need to address the perceived problem of numbers of
youth, perceived to be mainly of Aboriginal descent, being on the streets in the CBD area and the potential connections with disturbances and/or street crime,community volunteers would walk the streets to talk with the young people present. Two youth councillors were then funded
by the Federal Department of Employment, Education and Training.

This program has expanded and continues today. Every Thursday five staff will drive out to the CBD to engage with the children, providing food and fun.

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

Details

  • Established:2011
  • Sports:Basketball

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>

Laverton Leonora Cross Cultural Association Incorporated

LLCCA is to provide and enhance the employment, training, economic development and retention of Aboriginal people.

  • Type:Association,Local Focus
  • Local Clubs:Aboriginal

Details

Description

The Laverton Leonora Cross Cultural Association is an incorporated, not for profit, charitable organisation set up in partnership with local community and Aboriginal organisations, government agencies and mining companies for mutual benefit.

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>

Ngarluma Yindjibarndi Foundation Limited

NYFL’s aim is to establish a sustainable future for its members and beneficiaries across social, cultural, economic, health, business and education opportunities.

  • Charity:Employment & Training,Youth Welfare,Aboriginal,Child Welfare
  • Type:Aboriginal,Charity,Association,Non Government,Local Focus
  • Local Clubs:Aboriginal,Arts

Details

  • Established:1998
  • Members:-
  • Volunteers:-
  • Arts:Aboriginal,Youth
  • Employees (FTE):-

Description

The Ngarluma and Yindjibarndi lands in the Pilbara area of WA comprise of over 11,000km2 of vast mountain ranges and gorges, rolling rocky outcrops and rivers, and spectacular coastline. It stretches from the azure waters of the Pilbara coast to the Millstream-Chichester National Park to the south, from around Whim Creek in the east to just west of Pannawonica.

Importantly, these income streams are allowing NYFL to devote increasing budgets towards our constitutional requirements. Our membership has grown from an initial 320 when the Agreement was signed in 1998 to currently in excess of 1800 people – and is still growing.

The Ngarluma Yindjibarndi Foundation Limited is committed to promoting the interests of its beneficiaries, and particularly the Ngarluma and Yindjibarndi people. Driven by a committed and visionary Board, it is developing business activities which provide revenue streams over and above the initial funding stream from our North West Shelf Gas partners, essential to continue to provide assistance as membership soars over 1,800 as at March 2017. These activities also provide training and employment and business opportunities for local people, and present the NYFL brand in a positive sense in front of resource companies, governments at all levels and the broader community.

Northampton Old School Community Initiative

Northampton Old School Community Initiative Inc (NOSCII) is a community centre for Aboriginal residents in Northampton and district.

  • Local Clubs:Aboriginal,Arts,Youth
  • Charity:Aboriginal,Education & Training,Employment & Training,Health,Information & Referral,Local Community,Mental Health,Youth Welfare
  • Type:Aboriginal,Volunteer,Charity,Local Focus

Details

  • Arts:Aboriginal,Youth
  • Government:Local
  • Established:2006
  • Members:-
  • Volunteers:-
  • Employees (FTE):-

Description

We provide all kinds of assistance in the community, with art and creative content running through all our projects. We actively seek and promote opportunities for highly visible, positive cultural expression in the community we live in and are particularly focused on youth wellbeing. We are a registered charity delivering annual appeals, emergency relief, family support and employment assistance.?

What we are proud of:?

Employing Aboriginal people and finding employment opportunities for many since 2006.

Continuing and thriving as a regional organisation focused on delivering services to the community.

Increasing cultural recognition through creative projects.

Bringing people together through an Aboriginal community centre since the Shire invested in the process in 1991, operating autonomously as NOSCII since 2006.

Helping to reduce juvenile crime through creative programs that offer strong identity and cultural outcomes for young people.

Helping our kids start school earlier, stay on at school longer and go on further.

Developing artist pathways through skills development, innovative programs and participation in external events.

Providing advocacy for local families in areas such as housing and health.

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>

Undalup Association Inc

Undalup is the Noongar word for Busselton and the logo depicts waves against the sand in the Geographe Bay - a meeting place between ocean and earth.

  • Type:Aboriginal,Association
  • Local Clubs:Aboriginal,Arts

Details

  • Arts:Aboriginal

Description

<p> The circle of dots represents the campfire where all people, family, and friends gather around the fire to share stories, dance, and celebrate this sacred space - where the land meets the sea.<br /> <br /> The four figures symbolise everyone, including family, friends, and neighbours walking and working together - side by side - as one. To Aboriginal people, fire, family and people working in harmony are closely linked, so this symbolism is important and is what the Undalup Association Inc. is about;<br /> <br /> “Undalup is also honouring a place for healing and connection to Noongar Boodjar (Country), embracing the elements given to us from Boodjar Ngarngk (Earth Mother), celebrating the “meeting place” and bringing harmony on the land we all walk together” -<br /> <br /> Chairman of Undalup Association Inc., Iszaac Webb<br /> <br /> Undalup Members believe that: “From little things, big things grow".</p>

Yamaji Art

Yamaji Art is an emerging Aboriginal art centre in Western Australia.

  • Type:Aboriginal,Volunteer,Local Focus
  • Local Clubs:Aboriginal,Arts

Details

  • Arts:Visual Arts,Aboriginal,Performing Arts
  • Employees (FTE):-
  • Established:2000
  • Members:-
  • Volunteers:-

Description

We provide professional services for artists with a focus on sustaining cultural maintenance and arts practice in a variety of mediums including painting, textiles, weaving, print-making, design and performance.

Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal Corporation

This corporation protects the interests of the people and their country and provides them with a range of professional services, such as legal services for native title claims and heritage protection.

  • Type:Aboriginal,Charity,Association
  • Local Clubs:Aboriginal
  • Charity:Aboriginal,Financial & Legal

Details

  • Established:1999

Description

Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal Corporation (YMAC) is the native title representative body for traditional owners of the Pilbara, Murchison and Gascoyne regions of Western Australia. There are over 25 traditional owner groups represented by the corporation, which protects the interests of the people and their country and provides them with a range of professional services, such as legal representation for native title claims and heritage protection services.

One example of the types of services YMAC provides is the work they have carried out facilitating discussions between the Nyangumarta traditional owners and the Marine Policy and Planning Branch of the Western Australian Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC) on an environmental planning and conservation project for the Eighty Mile Beach area. DEC is researching future marine parks and reserves along the Pilbara Coast.

The Nyangumarta people have been teaching DEC staff about their connection with their country and the cultural importance to them of sacred sites and ceremonial activities. The Nyangumarta have a phrase—‘Ngalpa warran, ngalpa marrngu’ or ‘healthy country, healthy people’—that captures their fundamental philosophy. After discussions with DEC about the future of the coastal strip, the importance of protecting their cultural sites, stories and songlines was seen as a key component of any marine park proposal in the area. The program has also raised awareness among the Nyangumarta people of the planning process for any marine park proposal.

The chief executive officer of YMAC, Simon Hawkins, said, ‘This is a great example of genuine consultation with Traditional Owners. It’s encouraging to see Government realising the value that Traditional Owners bring to environmental planning.’

This is just one example of the work undertaken by YMAC. Incidentally, the name of the corporation comes from the word for Aboriginal ‘man’ in the Murchison and Gascoyne regions, ‘yamatji’ and the word for Aboriginal people ‘marlpa’ by some traditional owners in the Pilbara region.

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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