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Jul 23 2013
Inside the Bungle BunglesThe students from the Dural Education Excellence Program are home on holidays from Dural (Sydney) and along with Wunan’s Burraluba Workers Hostel ‘Family’, camped out at the Bungle Bungles. Needless to say, everyone had a great time and stories to tell when they get back to school.   Read More
Jul 23 2013
Cherie McAdam & Noel Pearson with Cherie's first book "Moneybird'The MoneySmart Week Awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of organisations and individuals working to improve Australians’ financial literacy. The definition of financial literacy used by MoneySmart Week is: the ability to make informed judgements and to take effective decisions regarding the use and management of money. The MoneySmart Week Awards brings together like-minded people and organisations to share knowledge and promote and foster partnerships. Wunan’s Indigenous Money Mentor, Cherie McAdam, has been nominated for this prestigious award and as of 22 July, has received confirmation that she has been shortlisted. Cherie’s book, Moneybird, outlines the traits of five birds in relation to money management characteristics, then gives the reader advice based on which bird they identify with.  She will soon be publishing follow on books on gambling and education. We are so very proud of Cherie and can’t wait to celebrate this and future successes with her.     Read More
Jul 23 2013
From left to right: Pauline Manning (Wunan), Graham Edmonds (Indigenous Business Australia), Brooke Thomas (Commonwealth Bank), Cherie McAdam (Wunan) and Dorothy Rodney & Craig Glew (Keyatart)On Monday May 13th a Home Loan Expo was organised at the Kununurra Youth Centre for the clients of our Transitional Housing Program and the wider community. In attendance we had staff from Keystart (Dorothy Rodney & Craig Glew) Indigenous Business Australia (Graham Edmonds) and Commonwealth Bank (Brooke Thomas). There was a great turnout with the general feedback being that the evening was a success and enlightened the path to Home Ownership in a broader context. It is planned  to have another Expo in six months.   Read More
Jun 27 2013
doreen_hart“I want to spread the word that leadership is essential for us to take control of our lives and that good leaders take advice.” Doreen Hart joined Wunan as Community Development Officer for Living Change in Halls Creek on 17 April 2013. Doreen is a Binthi/Bulcan woman from the Cape York community of Hope Vale. Doreen comes from a big family, with four older brothers and three sisters, although she lost her eldest sister six years ago. Doreen has four grown children, ten grandchildren and a large extended family. Her youngest sister, two nieces and one of her grand daughters are living with her in Halls Creek. Doreen has over twenty years experience in community engagement, including in the areas of employment, enterprise development, health and housing. One of her career highlights was being appointed by Queensland Premier Anna Bligh in July 2008 as a Commissioner of the Queensland Family […]   Read More
Jun 27 2013
david_cox“My passion is to help my people in any way I can, so that they can have a better life. I love my people and have great pride in the work that I’m doing, particularly knowing that I have strong support from my colleagues. My other passions include music and art, concentrating mostly on sculpture. I am currently helping to design some of the Wunan plates for the East Kimberley Aboriginal Achievement Awards, which are being held in September.”   Read More
Jun 27 2013
Ian Trust pictured with Kia Dowell and Chantal Harris  (co-founders of the Cultural Connection Code www.theculturalconnectioncode.com) On 1 June 2013, Wunan Executive Chairman, Ian Trust, received the Indigenous Citizen Award at the Western Australian of the Year Awards.   Read More
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