Aboriginal people succeeding through ability, opportunity and reward for effort
Wunan News News & Updates from the field
Sep 18 2012
Ian Trust was interviewed by the Australian last week in Sydney on Living Change and Wunan.  This interview was subsequently followed by a visit to Halls Creek by the writer to ‘see for themselves’ and further enhance the message of the article they were writing.  The article was published in the Weekend Australian on Saturday 15 September. “WESTERN Australia’s East Kimberley is poised to become the first region outside of Cape York to institute a radical program of Aboriginal-led welfare reform, as community leaders push a social responsibility agenda that ‘‘rewards those who are willing to help themselves’’. MARIE NIRME Halls Creek’s Angie Bedford with grandchildren, from left, Luke Bedford Jnr, 4, Emyliarn Bedford-McGinty, 5, Douglas Dolby Jnr, 3, and Charlotte Bedford, 8   Read More.
Sep 14 2012
Big Celebrations in the Wunan Office today with our first Transitional Housing tenants receiving the keys to their new home…… Norman and Tracy had tears in their eyes and could not express enough how lucky they feel to have this opportunity. They have grand plans for their garden and cannot wait to settle in and make their house a home. Congratulations to them both!   Read More.
Sep 10 2012
Up early on Thursday morning, Wunan staff set off to Warmun for the much anticipated Gija Day held on Thursday the 30th of September. It promised to be a day of celebration and it delivered; with entertainment such as spear throwing, boomerang throwing and Stockman’s race to name a few. The spear throwing competitions were very enjoyable and skilful (targets were paper mache’ kangaroo, emu, and snake), and there were many very good hits. This was followed by the boomerang throwing competition and the Stockman’s race with a Kimberley twist. The competitors had to wake up in their swag, drink their Nullajah (tea), eat their tin beef and do a series of things on the way to the finish line; including carrying their swag, tipping a bucket of water of their head (bogey), painting their faces, dressing in the nagah (loin cloth) and then finish up back in their swag. […]   Read More.
Topic: Education