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Walyalup Aboriginal Cultural Centre 

The Walyalup Aboriginal Cultural Centre (WACC) hosts a program of engaging workshops to learn about culture by Aboriginal people, including craft, arts and language classes. It is also available as a venue to hire for cultural workshops, seminars and meetings.

Narragunnawali 

Narragunnawali supports all schools and early learning services in Australia to develop environment that foster a high level of knowledge and pride in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and contributions.

Applications for the Narragunnawali Awards 2021 are now open! Apply for the Narragunnawali Awards and your school or early learning service could be nationally recognised for your reconciliation on education initiatives, rewarded with a $10,000 cash prize, as well as media and promotional opportunities. Applications close Friday 30 April 2021.

#LearnOurTruth Campaign 

National Indigenous Youth Education Coalition (NIYEC) is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander led organisation that brings together a diverse coalition of young mob from different Indigenous Nations, experiences and passion, who all share a commitment for good, quality education. Who work at the ground level ensuring that learning is contextualised to the landscape, history and aspirations of community while also pulling systemic and structural levers of change that tackle education inequity, across sectors, at regional, state and national level. 

To found out more information visit  https://learnourtruth.com/

Partnership Acceptance Learning Sharing (PALS) Program

PALS program promotes reconciliation in WA classrooms. PALS provides funding towards reconciliation focused school projects by providing $1000 grants to Western Australia schools across the state for a wide range of projects that incorporate and increasing the understanding of Aboriginal culture, histories and communities. 

A project toolkit has been developed to assist educators to integrate reconciliation projects into the classroom through the meaningful teaching and learning of Aboriginal histories, cultures, communities, and provide resources to assist schools to plan and developed PALS projects.

The Norman Tindale index

The new online index was created by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries' Aboriginal History WA to assist Aboriginal people to research their family and community histories. City of Fremantle recognises the stolen generations and that the regressive policy (Aborigines Act 1905) of the past that removed children from family on basis of being Aboriginal continue to have negative impacts today. We encourage Aboriginal people to use the online resource launched by Aboriginal Affairs Minister Ben Wyatt to assist individuals to access their family history.

The information includes genealogical research collected by anthropologist Norman Tindale between 1935 and 1966. 

To access Tindale records, applicants will need to complete a family history request form available from www.dlgsc.wa.gov.au/aboriginal-history

Gambay 

Gambay is a map of the first languages of created by First Languages Australia which is working with regional language centres nationally to develop a map of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages that reflects the names and groupings favoured by community. 

Moorditj Djena

Moorditj Djena aims to help Aboriginal people keep their feet healthy and strong, especially those at high risk of foot complications such as diabetes, peripheral arterial disease and renal disease and those on dialysis.

Uniting Care West

Uniting Care West works across Fremantle, Cockburn and Melville areas with a community development approach to address family violence issues with Aboriginal families.

My Aged Care: interpreting service and translated resources 

My Aged Care can connect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to an Indigenous interpreting service to provide aged care information in a person's preferred language. To access an Indigenous interpreter you can call My Aged Care on 1800 200 422 and ask for an interpreter in your client's preferred language.

If the interpreter is unavailable at your time of call, another time will be arranged that suits you client.

You can also contact NT's Aboriginal Interpreter Service for translation into the following languages:

  • Yolngu Matha (Djambarrpuyngu)
  • Walpiri
  • Pitjantjatjara
  • Pintupi - Luritja
  • Central - Eastern Arrernte
  • Anmatyerr
  • Kriol
  • Burarra

For more information visit NT Government website.

Information resources about My Aged Care and how to access aged care services are also available on the My Age Care website. These include:

  • Videos
  • Translated brochure (translated in Arrernte, Pitjanjatjara, Torres Strait Creole (Yumplatok) and Warlpiri)
  • Advertising (translated in Arrernte, Pitjanjatjara, Torres Strait Creole (Yumplatok) and Warlpiri)

Visit the My Aged Care website.

Black Swan Health

Black Swan Health coordinates primary health care delivery and tackles local health care needs and service gaps.

Freo Street Doctor

Freo Street Doctor is a mobile medical health service that provides a visible, easily accessible and non-judgemental primary health care service to marginalised, disadvantaged and homeless people in our community. 

Relationships Australia WA

Relationships Australia WA is a non-profit community service organisation with no religious affiliations. Services are tailored to individual needs to support people through times of challenge and change.

Fremantle Fast Track Office

Fremantle Fast Track Office is a transition programs for students who:

  • Do not have adequate grades to successfully access further educations, training or employment.
  • Need extra support to be able to successfully continue with education (Year 11/TAFE/Employment)

Health and wellbeing

Watch the Journey of Health and Wellbeing animated video to promote better understanding of Aboriginal People's experience from colonisation to the present day:

Welcome to Country 

Welcome to Country is an informative portal for anything and everything related to Aboriginal Land, Culture and People. 

Click here to found out about more resources and services. 

COVID-19 resources 

A number of COVID-19 resources have been developed for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 

 

 

 

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