Country, Culture, People, Future

January 2014

NIYLA Opens Applications for National Gathering

Posted: January 21st, 2014

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The National Indigenous Young Leaders Academy is a Foundation for Young Australian initiative which aims to empower indigenous young people to lead change within their communities and at a national level. Applications for the NIYLA 2014 National Gathering are now open.

The National Gathering will be held in Arcadia (NSW) from 25th May – 30th May and is part of a 12 week online program running from 25th April – 25th July. If successful in the application process the cost of travel, accommodation and meals will be covered by the NIYLA.

Applications are open for all young indigenous people age 15-18 and need to be received before 5th March 2014. For more information click here.

Pilbara Development Commission – Call for Board Nominations

Posted: January 16th, 2014

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The Pilbara Development Commission is seeking nominations to fill one community position on the Pilbara Development Commission Board. This provides an excellent opportunity for a local community member to play a role in guiding the future direction of the Commission and representing the Pilbara community to ensure the is local input into the future development of the region.

The Commission is seeking nominations from highly motivated and enthusiastic people for the community position, who can demonstrate the following:

  • Should posses interest, experience and knowledge relevant to regional communities and must live in the Pilbara region
  • Paid or Voluntary involvement in economic or social development in the Pilbara region
  • Ability to work cooperatively to achieve agreed goals across a wide range of social and economic issues

Nomination close on Wednesday 29th January 2014. For more information click here.

Australian of the Year Awards

Posted: January 14th, 2014

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YMAC would like to congratulate the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australian of the Year finalists for 2013

  • Tom Calma who is nominated for Australian of the Year (ACT) for his work in Social Justice Campaigning
  • Jessica Mauboy  who is nominated for Young Australian of the Year (NT) for her work in the entertainment industry
  • Shane Phillips who is nominated for the Local Hero Award  (NSW) for his community leadership.

The Australia of the Year Awards recognise those who have made a significant contribution to Australian society. Finalists have been announced with winners to be announced on 26 January.

For more information on Indigenous involvement in the Australian of the Year Awards visit Reconcilliation Australia.

Free screenings of Utopia by John Pilger

Posted: January 7th, 2014

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Murdoch University will be holding a free screening Utopia, a  new documentary by award winning journalist John Pilger. The film explores  the oldest continuous human culture and the untold story of Aboriginal people in Australian history.

Free Screening
Murdoch University
Kim Beazley Theatre
6pm, 23rd January

For more information and to rsvp click here.

Fellowship opportunity for WA Aboriginal artist

Posted: January 2nd, 2014

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The WA Department of Culture and the Arts is offering an Arts Forward Indigenous Fellowship worth $25,000. It will be open to  individual established Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and arts-workers in any art form excluding film, television and radio.

Applicants’ proposals can include activities over a maximum of 18 months and include mentoring with a leading professional in a chosen field; research and development; an internship or residency; the creation of new work; or a structured professional development opportunity in Australia or internationally.

For more information, click here.