Winda Film Festival starts today! It will celebrate Indigenous films and stories from around the world on Gadigal Country (Sydney). One of the many films is “Niminjarra”, a story owned by Warnman people of the Great Sandy Desert in Western Australia. Directed by Curtis Taylor this short film will be showing as part of the 'For Love Of Country' shorts collection at 12pm on Sunday 25 November. See the full program at Windafilmfest.com
Central Australian Youth Link Up Service (CAYLUS) is a division of Tangentyere Council that supports local people in developing and shaping services for young people and families within their local community. Learn more about this Indigenous Governance Awards finalist via link in bio. #IGAwards2018#Reconciliation
Alkerange Community Development Working Group plans and initiates projects for the benefit of the Alkerange community (400km north of Alice Springs). Learn more about this Indigenous Governance Awards finalist: link in bio.
Aboriginal Australians: a history since 1788 tells the history of Australia from the perspective of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. It's insightful and informative. From the Reconciliation Australia Canberra office library.
Indigenous Governance Awards finalist Nyamba Buru Yawuru (NBY) is a not-for-profit company owned by the Yawuru Native Title holders. Learn more about how they're helping to transform the Broome and Kimberley economy: link in bio. #IGAwards2018#Reconciliation
Congratulations to Reconciliation Australia Board member Kirstie Parker - named winner of the Cultural Fund-sponsored David Unaipon Award at the Queensland Literary Awards for unpublished Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander writer. #Reconciliation#DavidUnaipon#Award
Indigenous Governance Awards finalist Warlpiri Education and Training Trust (WETT) in Yuendumu is a project run by the Central Land Council that promotes Warlpiri aspirations for learning, education and training. Learn more about WETT via link in bio.
Pictured: Yamurna (Nancy) Oldfield from the WETT Advisory committee shows Warlpari reading and educational resources the trust has produced.
Indigenous Governance Awards finalist Kuruma Marthudunera Aboriginal Corporation offers a range of services, from its member support program, to fostering employment pathways and personal advocacy and support. Learn more about KMAC: www.kmac.org.au #IGAwards2018#Reconciliation
Today, we honour the strength and courage of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander servicemen and women, who contributed to our nation's military service. Current estimates state that approximately 1,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people enlisted in World War I.
Image: World War One nurse and a World War Two soldier at the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander War Memorial. #RemembranceDay#Reconciliation
Ezra Jacobs-Smith spoke passionately to the Indigenous Governance Awards judges and crew, about the true history of Wadejmup (Rottnest Island), during our visit to the Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal Corporation (YMAC) in WA. YMAC are the native title representative body for the Yamatji and Pilbara regions, and represents 24 different Aboriginal Traditional Owner groups, each with their own distinct country, culture and identity.
Learn more about the important work of this Indigenous Governance Award finalist via www.ymac.org.au #IGAwards2018#Reconciliation
Congratulations to Djirra CEO Antoinette Braybrook - named as a finalist in the Australian Human Rights Awards 2018.
Ms Braybrook is a leading advocate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women victims and survivors of family violence. "Aboriginal women are strong and resilient, and we have the solutions to the problems affecting our lives." Learn more about Ms Braybrook's important work in our latest edition of #ReconciliationNews via link in bio. @annybargo @djirravic #HRA2018
Congratulations to Danzal Baker, better known as @dabakerboy, on winning the Northern Territory Young Australian of the Year. This talented dancer and artist has been recognised for his work in inspiring young Indigenous people to embrace their culture and take up leadership positions. #AusoftheYear#Leader#Reconciliation
Marr Mooditj is training Indigenous students in a number of health care pathways. In this photo, Primary Health Educator Mark Walters and student Aboriginal Health Practitioner Trizillah Barnes perform a simulated intravenous cannulation on a training arm at Marr Mooditj. “We understand that Aboriginal health is viewed in a holistic context that encompasses emotional, physical, cultural and spiritual health." Learn more about the important work of this Indigenous Governance Award finalist via marrmooditj.com.au #IGAwards2018#Reconciliation#Health
During our visit to North Stradbroke Island, our Indigenous Governance Award judges had the opportunity to meet with rangers, from the Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation (QYAC). The rangers said that they liked living on country and caring for country.
Learn more about the important work of this Indigenous Governance Award finalist via @quandamooka. #IGAwards2018#Reconciliation
Do you know the history of 26 January? For First Australians, a national celebration on 26 January is inappropriate because the history that underpins it is simply too painful.
26 January marks the beginning of a long history of violence and trauma. As history books indicate, this day marks the arrival of the first British settlers and the establishment of a British colony on the east coast of Australia. This history involves a period of conflict that continued up to the 1960s, as well as government policies of assimilation and separation that saw many people removed from their traditional lands and culture. Learn more: link in bio. #Reconciliation#History
The Institute for Urban Indigenous Health (IUIH) are working to improve health access and outcomes, for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in South East Queensland.
With a strong cultural integrity framework, they provide support to Aboriginal medical services in their region. They’ve not only grown as an organisation but have an extensive reach across the community. Not to mention, they have improved rates of participation in programs and improved health outcomes.
Learn more about the important work of this Indigenous Governance Award finalist via @iuih.
Sign up to Reconciliation News via the ‘Show Your Support’ section of our website's homepage to receive a copy of the Statement From the Heart poster, and support the Week of Action (November 4-10): link in bio. #FirstNationsVoice#StatementFromtheHeart