Aboriginal people succeeding through ability, opportunity and reward for effort
Wunan News News & Updates from the field
Sep 30 2013
Wunan_Newsletter_ochreIn the East Kimberley the  OpportunityChallengeResilienceEffort project continues to be a great success. The OChRE Project is a responsibility program that allows young people to have positive life experiences, enables personal success and contributes positively to the social fabric of the community.   Read More.
Sep 30 2013
Wunan_Newsletter_Living_changeCarolyn McAdam lives in Halls Creek and is the Manager of Kimberley Language Resource Centre and Chair of Jungarni Jutiya.  Carolyn has the following to say about Living Change and the difference she believes it will make to the lives of Indigenous people. “What I look forward to with Living Change is more accountability at every level of community, whether you are a service provider, an individual or a family. It is not okay for things to continue the way that they have been, where more and more of our young people are choosing to end their life rather than live it.   Read More.
Sep 30 2013
Wunan_Newsletter_Money_SmartCherie McAdam (Wunan’s Indigenous Money Mentor and author of The Moneybird series of books) (fare left) was awarded the Outstanding Individual Achievement Award at a ceremony in Sydney on Monday 2 September 2013. MoneySmart Week is designed to encourage Australians to take simple steps to make a positive difference to their money health. It is an independent not-for-profit initiative involving over 100 organisations from the private, public and community sectors.  The Judges had the following to say about Cherie:-   Read More.
Sep 30 2013
Wunan_Newsletter_Parent_RoomSchool attendance in Kununurra is described as poor; Many Aboriginal children, who make up 50% of student population, are attending school less than 60% of the time – well below State average. Commencing in January 2013 the Wunan operated Parent Room at Kununurra District High School seeks to engage parents in their childs education as a means to increasing school attendance and education outcomes.  Led by Educational Advocate Bev Russ, the Parent room builds the capacity of parents to better support their childs education through the facilitation of parent/teacher interviews, group activities and informal chats.   Read More.
Topic: Education
Sep 30 2013
Wunan_Newsletter_EKAAAOn Saturday 21 September, over 300 nominees, sponsors and special guests attended the 2013 East Kimberley Aboriginal Achievement Awards.  Held under the stars at the Kununurra Country Club, this biennial event builds public awareness of the positive contributions made by Aboriginal people within the community and provides a platform upon which to recognise and celebrate the achievements of quiet achievers and leaders from across the region.   Read More.
Sep 30 2013
Wunan_Newsletter_Natasha_Short“I seek to support Aboriginal people through the change process, and achieve better outcomes for children and families”.  Natasha joined Wunan as a Programs & Partnerships Manager on Monday 26 August 2013; Halls Creek Children & Family Centre, Burraluba Hostel and Dural Education Excellence Program will form her portfolio. A descendant of the Djaru people, Natasha’s original home town is Halls Creek albeit Natasha has spent most of her time in Kununurra.  Natasha speaks English and Kriol (of the English Creole Language family).   Read More.