Aboriginal people succeeding through ability, opportunity and reward for effort
Wunan News News & Updates from the field
Oct 1 2015
Wunan’s Transitional Housing team spent three days in the town signing up the participants and  beginning to build relationships with them as part of Wunan’s provision of wrap-around support services. According to the team, there was a real buzz of excitement in Halls Creek on the day tenants moved in, with one moved to say “I am blessed” as she entered her new home. Transitional Housing Support Officer, Tracy Richards, said “It was brilliant to be there working with these fantastic people. I felt so proud to be a little part of their journey towards financial independence and home ownership.” The construction of the first fifteen Transitional Houses in Halls Creek was made possible through a partnership between the Kimberley Development Commission (KDC), the Halls Creek Housing group and the Department of Housing (DoH). The KDC facilitated the project and Royalties for Regions funding, DoH provided the land and constructed the housing, and […]   Read More.
Oct 1 2015
Debbie Cain with DiplomasWith the support of Wunan Foundation, several members of staff began Double Diploma studies at Kimberley Training Institute a couple of years ago. Debbie Cain, Wunan’s Manager Housing Services, was recently the first of the group to graduate with Double Diplomas in Business and Management. This is a great achievement and a tribute to Debbie’s dedication and commitment to her studies, despite working full-time in a demanding role at Wunan Foundation. Congratulations Debbie!   Read More.
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.