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Indigenous Apprenticeships available

Posted: April 22nd, 2016

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The Commonwealth’s Indigenous Apprenticeships Programme is accepting applications until 11 May 2016.

The program is designed to provide Aboriginal Australians an entrance to 200 career opportunities across 11 federal government departments. The jobs are full-time, available across the country and involve on-the job training.

Successful applicants will work for 12 months and obtain both a competitive salary and a nationally recognised certificate or diploma qualification.

Those interested in learning more about the program, the recruitment process or applications can get more information from the Commonwealth website here.

Country Needs People Indigenous Protected Area and Rangers

Posted: March 17th, 2016

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Country Needs People is a not-for-profit campaign working towards a positive outcome for Indigenous Protected Areas through the care by Indigenous Rangers.

The campaign is fighting for the continued growth and security of current and future opportunities for land and sea management by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

To show your support for this campaign sign the petition letting the Prime Minister know you support the growth of Indigenous Ranger Programs go to Country Needs People Invest In Success.

 

 

 

 

Launch of Aboriginal History Booklet and Yamaji Drive Trail

Posted: August 20th, 2015

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Stan Gratte, author of The Aboriginal History of Geraldton (Jambinu) and Surrounding Areas

The City of Geraldton Regional Library recently released the final title in the Mid West Heritage series,
The Aboriginal History of Geraldton (Jambinu) and Surrounding Areas by Stan Gratte and Dale Forsyth. This series highlights Geraldton’s rich Aboriginal history.

The book was showcased on 19 August at the Launch@The Library along with the new Yamaji Drive Trail – a tourist guide, celebrating Yamatji history and culture in the Greater Geraldton area.

The author paints an overview of life for Aboriginal people living in the Geraldton area before and after the region was settled by Europeans.

This publication is now available for $9.95 from the City of Geraldton Regional Library and can also be purchased from the Geraldton Visitors Centre and WA Museum.

The 2015 Goodness Festival

Posted: August 11th, 2015

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Goodness Festival

The 2015 Goodness Festival is taking place from August 14-23 in the Mid West. The Festival enables innovation and collaboration to grow a smart, sustainable community. Through the 7 Festival Themes, Goodness makes it easy for everyone to learn about and ‘do’ science, social change, innovation, conservation, philanthropy and digital creativity. Unique to the Mid West, Goodness Festival features more than 25 events: tours, talks, workshops, pitches and exhibits.

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day

Posted: August 3rd, 2015

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August 4 is National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day. #fairstartforIndigKids recognises the strengths and culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and draws attention to the issues affecting them.

This year’s Children’s Day theme is Little People, Big Futures emphasising an investment in the children of today will secure the strength and success of communities tomorrow. Visit aboriginalchildrensday.com.au for more information.

2015 Amnesty International Media Awards now open

Posted: July 24th, 2015

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Launch of Amnesty's Indigenous Youth Incarceration campaign.  Photo: (c)AIA/ IngetjeTadros

Amnesty’s Indigenous Youth Incarceration Campaign
Photo: (c)AIA/ IngetjeTadros

These awards include the Indigenous Reporting category, recognising excellence in media coverage of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander human rights issues.

This year’s Amnesty International Australia Media Awards are now open and journalists are encouraged to enter their human rights stories of the last year.

To enter these awards visit here before the closing date of Friday 14 August 2015.

Be a community advisor in Geraldton

Posted: June 12th, 2015

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The WA Museum in Geraldton is looking for new members for its Community Advisory Committee, and Aboriginal applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Museum is now accepting expressions of interests for two voluntary community representative positions.

WA Museum CEO Alec Coles said he hopes to receive Expressions of Interest from people who want to be part of the history and future of Geraldton and the Mid West.

 

 

 

“Members of the Advisory Committee actively advocate for the Museum and provide a community perspective on the Museum’s

Expressions of Interest including a statement outlining suitability and a current resume should be mailed to Leigh O’Brien, WA Museum – Geraldton, PO Box 2229, Geraldton, WA 6530, or emailed to leigh.o’brien@museum.wa.gov.au by 4pm, 19 June 2015.

Oral history in Geraldton

Posted: May 19th, 2015

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This National Reconciliation Week, Radio Mama will broadcast live from Geraldton Regional Library’s Aboriginal Oral History Morning on the 3rd of June. Embrace this opportunity to learn about local history and culture as local residents Graham Taylor, Charmaine Green and Joan Gray share their stories. You will hear about their respective experiences as a Vietnam veteran, a local artist and the daughter of a prominent author.

The event will run from 10am to 11:30 am and morning tea will be provided. To RSVP call 9956 6659 or email library@cgg.wa.gov.au. Also be sure to check out the Wajarri storytime at the library on May 28 and 29 from 9:30 to 10:30 am.

National Reconciliation Week runs from 27 May to 3 June. To find out more about what’s happening near you visit reconciliation.org.au/nrw/

Nominate now for national NAIDOC awards

Posted: April 15th, 2015

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PMC001_15_NAIDOC_logo_stackedMany Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples contribute to Australian society through music, art, culture, community, education, environment, sport, employment and politics.

If someone in your community deserves to be recognised for their contribution, you can nominate them now for the 2015 National NAIDOC Awards. Entries close on Friday, 24 April 2015.

For more information and nomination forms visit the National NAIDOC website.