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Oct 1 2015
EKAAAs 2015 Marcia Langton AMAt an elegant event under the stars in Kununurra recently, the biennial Aboriginal Achievement Awards (EKAAAs) were presented to some extraordinary local Aboriginal achievers. Around 350 people, including a State Minister and several Federal MPs, came together to recognise and celebrate the great work that Aboriginal people and organisations are doing in the East Kimberley. Professor Marcia Langton AM, one of Australia’s leading Aboriginal scholars, delivered a thought-provoking speech, commending the Aboriginal leadership of the East Kimberley on their vision and determination to bring change to the region. Wunan warmly congratulates all nominees and winners and wishes them all the best for the future. Click here to read more about the winners and their achievements.   Read More.
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Oct 1 2015
Sandra outside Wunan House Proudly owned and operated by Wunan Foundation,  Wunan House B&B won Business of the Year 2015 at the East Kimberley Aboriginal Achievement Awards. Sandra Lyndon, Wunan House B&B Manager, accepted the award on behalf of Wunan Foundation. Wunan House B&B provides unique, friendly bed & breakfast accommodation in a peaceful setting – just minutes from the heart of Kununurra and has been consistently rated ‘Excellent’ on Trip Advisor, with all reviews mentioning the quality of the accommodation and the warm, welcoming atmosphere. When you’re next in Kununurra, we’d be pleased to welcome you to Wunan House B&B – your home away from home in the beautiful East Kimberley.   Read More.
Sep 7 2015
377A1167The East Kimberley Aboriginal Achievement Awards were held  under the stars in Kununurra on Saturday, 5 September. More than 340 people attended to witness some amazing local people and organisations receive recognition for their efforts to make a difference in the lives of Aboriginal people through their commitment, passion and leadership. (Photos courtesy of B Visual Media.) The winners were: JUNIOR OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT – MARTINA KARADADA Martina is an inspiration for others in her home community of Kalumburu. Always striving for excellence, Martina has achieved outstanding sporting and academic success. In 2013 she was selected to compete in the Indigenous Basketball Team at the International Friendship Games in China and was awarded Champion Girl for Year 7 at the Clontarf Athletics Carnival. Her academic results also reflect her positive attitude and determination to achieve. Martina has a very bright future ahead of her. JUNIOR PERSON OF THE YEAR – BERNARD (McPHEE) STRETCH After […]   Read More.
Jul 31 2015
Family Centre - Mother and daughter craftsCheck out the wonderful work being done at Ningkuwum-Ngamayuwuat Children and Families Centre in Halls Creek to improve the health, well-being, education and care of young children. CFC Newsletter – Issue 16 July 2015   Read More.
Jul 24 2015
Listen to Wunan’s Natasha Short speaking about the fantastic East Kimberley Aboriginal Achievement Awards on Waringarri Radio. Is there someone you think deserves recognition for their work in the community,  you can NOMINATE them for an Award. But hurry! Nominations close on 24 July 2015.   Read More.
Jul 17 2015
Photo - Ian Trust - Message from the BoardWunan Chairman Ian Trust appeared on ABC Lateline last night, speaking about the proposed Healthy Welfare Card trial in Kununurra. Watch the story.   Read More.