Wunan News News & Updates from the field
Oct 1 2015
Dr Stephanie Trust is pleased to be back in the East Kimberley working at Kununurra Medical, a not-for-profit private medical practice proudly owned by Wunan. “It’s great to be closer to my family here in the East Kimberley, but also to be part of Wunan and continuing my work towards addressing the broader social determinants of health, particularly in remote communities,” Dr Trust said. A Kidja Woman, Dr Trust was born and raised in the East Kimberley, went to school in Wyndham and Halls Creek, before heading to Perth for Years 11 and 12. She initially trained as an Enrolled Nurse before converting this to an Aboriginal Health Worker (AHW) qualification and working in the Kimberley and Pilbara regions for around 12 years. In 2000, Dr Trust travelled to Perth to fulfil her lifelong dream to become a doctor. Dr Trust is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of […] Read More.
Oct 1 2015
Following a recent organisational restructure, Natasha was promoted to the new role of General Manager, Programs & Indigenous Leadership. She now oversees all of Wunan’s programs in housing, education and employment, as well as leading policy development, governance training and leadership programs. Natasha has been a manager with Wunan since 2013, and prior to this she served as a Director on the Wunan Board. A descendant of the Djaru people, Natasha’s original home town is Halls Creek, but she’s spent most of her life in Kununurra. Natasha strongly believes that education is the doorway to a prosperous future for Aboriginal people. She has worked extensively across the Kimberley region in the areas of justice and education, supporting Indigenous people to broaden their horizons and benefit from the opportunities that modern Australia has to offer. Read More.
Oct 1 2015
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
The 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
Check 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.