Archive for November, 2010

Little Day Out – Nov 2010

Thursday, November 25th, 2010

NWAICA ran the “little day out” for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in care and living with non indigenous carers. NWAICA partnered with several agencies to deliver the day including Families plus -Lifeline, Alderley Child Safety, ATSIS, Indigenous School support Unit, Mt St Michaels, Everton Park SHS, DoCs – Child Safety, Prince of Peace, BCC, Picabeen and Mercy Families.

The day was hugely successful and about 90 individuals attended the day and enjoyed themselves immensely. There was an art space (organised with ISSU), performing arts (with our community members Troy and Gwen, and Youth Justice youth Gavin, Henry and Rueben; traditional games (run by NWAICA staff) and storytelling (from our NWAICA volunteers Fiona & Karen).

Thanks to everyone who contributed, helped or came along. NWAICA intends to make little day out a regular annual event to promote indigenous culture, pride and identity with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in care.

Who’s Your Mob? – Nov 2010

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

NWAICA is pleased to report that the cultural yarning day planned by our group, ‘Who’s Your Mob?’ was pronounced: DEADLY!

We had 34 people in attendance in total, including 11 young people from 5 different schools, and 4 elders – a special thank-you to Aunty Amy Atkins, Aunty Phyllis Harrison-Ugle, Aunty Robyn Burnett and Aunty Rae Robinson for your stories and other valuable contributions. Thank-you also to our other community leaders who attended and helped out.

At the start of the day, all the young people were invited to volunteer at the upcoming NWAICA’s Little Day Out for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary school-aged kids in care. By the end of the day, every young person had spoken to Moroni about wanting to come along and help out. A big shout out thank-you to the young people too!

The mood of the day was uplifting, with people excited to have the chance to come together to affirm and share who they are and their connections with others. Relations were discovered and stories were shared. It left everybody excited to continue this story that we have begun together.