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Nominations for 2013 Mid West NAIDOC Awards closing soon

Posted: June 20th, 2013

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Do you know someone who deserves a NAIDOC award?

Time to get those submissions in, as nominations for the 2013 Mid West NAIDOC Awards close 5pm tomorrow, Friday 21 June.

The annual awards recognise outstanding achievements made by Indigenous Australians to improve the lives of Indigenous people, or promote Indigenous issues in the wider community.

If you know someone in your community who deserves to be recognised for their contribution, complete a nomination form in one of the following categories:

  • Scholar of the Year
  • Male Community Service of the Year
  • Female Community Service of the Year
  • Apprenticeship Award
  • Musician of the Year
  • Artist of the Year
  • Hall of Fame
  • Male Elder of the Year
  • Female Elder of the Year
  • Reconciliation Award
  • Community Service Volunteer
  • Youth of the Year
  • Non-Indigenous Male Person of the Year
  • Non-Indigenous Female Person of the Year
  • Sportsperson of the Year

Nominations can be obtained from Laine-Rose Forsyth at the Geraldton Regional Community Education Centre by emailing laine@edcentre.wa.edu.au

For more information about NAIDOC Week 2013, visit the NAIDOC website.

Yamatji Dolls and Yarning on show in Geraldton

Posted: October 3rd, 2012

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Dolls and Yarning is an exhibition of dolls created by Yamaji parents, grandparents and young people in Geraldton and Northampton, Western Australia.

The exhibition comes after a series of doll making skills were learnt and shared in workshops during the year, that included yarning about family, learning, culture, play and education. As the creative process unfolded these inanimate objects came to life as the dolls and yarns became closely stitched together while Aboriginal ways of teaching and learning were explored, honoured and celebrated.

The exhibition runs until 5 November at the WA Museum Geraldton, Batavia Coast Marina.

 

Dolls and Yarning has been developed and presented by Western Australian Museum Geraldton in partnership with the Geraldton Regional Community Education Centre. The Dolls and Yarning project is funded by the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) through the Parental and Community Engagement (PaCE) program.

For more information contact the Geraldton Regional Community Education Centre on 08 9921 4477