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Wunan News News & Updates from the field
Jun 23 2017
The Kimberley Educational Excellence Program (KEEP) has been extended to Perth. Officially launched on the 4 March, the event was marked with a traditional smoking ceremony conducted by Noongar elders, the traditional custodians of the Perth area.   Read More
Topic: Education
Jun 23 2017
Do you know someone special in your community? This is your chance to show them how much you appreciate them and the amazing work they do! Nomination forms and information can be found at wunan.org.au/ekaaa   Read More
Topic: Wunan
Jun 23 2017
  Liz Boyd hails from Perth and is a Whadjuk Wiiman woman of the Noongar nation. She is the HIPPY Coordinator (Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters) and provides opportunity for parents to become involved with their kids learning at home. Liz grew up in Perth’s southern suburbs and at age 30 went on a journey to find her natural parents.   Read More
Topic: Employment
Jun 23 2017
Courteney is the Accommodation Coordinator at Burraluba Yura Ngurra Worker’s Hostel. Courtney is passionate about working with Aboriginal people to improve health and well-being through employment, education and affordable housing.   Read More
Topic: Employment
May 26 2017
EKAAA Design Competition BannerDo you have a passion for telling your story through art or design? Would you like the opportunity to have your work showcased at the EKAAA 2017- supporting Aboriginal Achievement in the East Kimberley? Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islanders artists ages 13 years and older are invited to submit a design or artwork to be reproduced as the stage backdrop for the 2017 East Kimberly Aboriginal Awards (EKAAA). In conjunction with NAIDOC Week 2017 theme, the artwork must reflect the theme of: ‘Our Languages Matter’ Prizes: 1st Prize: $300 Cash + 2 Tickets to attend EKAAA 2017 – Kununurra 2nd Prize: $250 Voucher from i-Talk Travel, Kununurra + 2 tickets to attend EKAAA 2017 – Kununurra (Saturday 26 August 2017) 3rd Prize: $250 Voucher from Betta Home Electrical Kununurra All entries must be received by no later that 5:00 PM AWST Tuesday 4 July 2017. See below for further info: EKAAA […]   Read More
Topic: Wunan
Dec 16 2016
Wunan Foundation has made a formal submission to the Director of Liquor Licensing WA and written to the Premier Colin Barnett requesting a halving of the daily takeaway alcohol limit in Kununurra and Wyndham. In collaboration with local frontline agencies – including WACHS, Kununurra Police, St John Ambulance, Youth Justice Services and the Department of Child Protection & Family Support – Wunan has produced a research report proving the link between daily high levels of alcohol consumption and the disturbingly high levels of social harm in the two towns. Data and local case studies were collected between July and November this year and Wunan Foundation Executive Chairman Ian Trust says that not only does the research clearly link alcohol and social harm, it also powerfully demonstrates that the more serious the level of social harm, such as suicide, murder, assault and child abuse, the higher the likelihood of alcohol being […]   Read More
Topic: Wunan