Country, Culture, People, Future

April 2013

Badimia native title trial wraps up in Federal Court

Posted: April 5th, 2013

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This Wednesday 3 April was the last day of trial for the Badimia people’s native title case in the Federal Court.

It was the culmination of years of hard work and the end of a very long and difficult process for the Badimia people. YMAC would like to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of the Traditional Owners who contributed to and participated in this trial, which ranged over many months and several locations out on country and in Perth.

YMAC also acknowledges the elders who have passed away since the Badimia claim was lodged in 1998.

The Federal Court will now consider all of the evidence and submissions before making a decision on the Badimia people’s native title claim. A judgement is not expected before late 2013 or 2014.

Applications Open for International Indigenous Photo Competition

Posted: April 4th, 2013

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Are you a budding photographer?

Applications are still open for the Through Your Eyes photo competition, held in conjunction with the 2013 World Indigenous Network (WIN) Conference taking place in Darwin during May this year.

Following the theme ‘through your eyes’, applicants are encouraged to send in photos of  ‘what you see’ – your experiences, your perspective, your passions, your connection to country and culture.

Shortlisted photos will be posted to the WIN website, and will be on display in a gallery during the conference.

Prize packs will be awarded to all winners, who will be announced in the final days of the conference, 27-28 May 2013.

Entries to the competition close Monday 15 April 2013. Click here for eligibility requirements and conditions of entry.

For further information about the World Indigenous Network and the 2013 Darwin conference, please visit the WIN website or phone (02) 6274 1016.

Upcoming Indigenous Career Development Workshops and Expos in the Pilbara

Posted: April 2nd, 2013

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Are you interested in improving your career development skills?

The Bloodwood Tree Association is running a series of workshops and career expos in the Pilbara over the coming weeks which will enable Indigenous people to explore a range of career opportunities.

The Work Ready program, now in its second week, provides information on useful skills such as resume writing, financial management and career development. Workshops run 2-5 April 2013 and 7-11 April 2013.

Additionally, the Keys for Life workshop is a one-day ‘C’ Class Driver education program run every Thursday at the Bloodwood Tree main office in South Hedland.

For more information regarding the Work Ready and Keys for Life programs, contact Bloodwood Tree on (08) 9138 3000 or drop in to their office on 19 Hamilton Road, South Hedland.

The Hedland Career and Try-A-Trade Expo, held on Thursday 11 April 2013 at Hedland Senior High School, and the New Horizons Career Expo and Recruitment Drive, held on Tuesday 16 April 2013 at the Newman Recreation Centre, will provide students with the chance to explore career pathways and speak to representatives from many different professions.

The Bloodwood Tree Association is a non-for-profit Aboriginal corporation based in South Hedland that seeks to help the Indigenous community in a variety of ways, including employment programs, services for homeless people and substance abuse programs.

For more information on the Bloodwood Tree Association workshops and training programs, visit their website, email events@bloodwoodtree or phone (08) 9138 2019.