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Wunan News News & Updates from the field
Nov 17 2017
On Saturday, 8th Sept 2017 Nathalie and I joined the Clontarf crew for the Shinju Dragon Boat races.   Read More.
Topic: Wunan
Nov 17 2017
The welcoming smiles and accounting expertise of David and the team at iBase are certainly familiar to many businesses across the East Kimberley community – however the business name might be new to you. That’s because the Kimberley’s Indigenous business experts have a new name!   Read More.
Topic: Wunan
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
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
Dec 12 2016
0013-wun_wunan_pathways_images_v1aDavid was born and bred in Katherine, NT, and is one of eight kids. His father was born in Birdum (Larrimah) and comes from the Ngalakan clan in the Ngukurr region and his mother was born in Wyndham. He was welcomed into the fold at Wunan earlier this year, first as a Career Advisor providing assistance to jobseekers, and then as Coordinator, Community Engagement. In this role, he facilitates visits to remote communities by the WA Government’s Remote Services Reform Unit (RSRU) to discuss with the people living there how the Government can work more effectively with them to deliver better outcomes. David finds these visits very rewarding because they give him an opportunity to meet so many different people and help them to understand what the RSRU is all about and what it’s hoping to achieve. “Travelling to these remote communities and seeing this beautiful country is a great […]   Read More.