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A new social enterprise - Launch of the Six Seasons Golf Club

A new social enterprise - Launch of the Six Seasons Golf Club

Its official! The Six Seasons Golf Club is now operational and ready to play golf as an independent sporting entity for all to enjoy. Members and guest were invited to officially launch the club on the 7th of August 2020 at the El Caballo Golf Course in Wooroloo. With a secure base at El Caballo, a new logo and a steady stream of members coming on board, the Six Seasons Golf Club looks likely to be busy and an active place to be involved in for the foreseeable future. For more information, please read our new brochure, click on the 'read more' link and download

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Noongar Pop-Up Studio Art & Tourism Workshops

Noongar Pop-Up Studio Art & Tourism Workshops

The Moorditj Yaakiny Project is proud to be rolling out the Noongar Arts and Tourism Pop-Up Studio workshops. The Project is providing the venue, art mediums and a Project Coordinator to engage Noongar artists across a range of activities and business workshops in an interactive environment across a 12 week period, commencing June 2020. Participants are supported to set up an art or tourist enterprise, produce initial art work and provided opportunity to sell their art. The York Pop-Up Studio has been a great success and the Northam program kicked off in July with a Toodyay program expected later in the year. For more contact Robert Miles on 0428 959 084
Business Workshop - Toodyay

Business Workshop - Toodyay

Hard at work. Participants at the "Getting on with Business - Introduction to business workshop" held in Toodyay on the 5th March. Six Yued and Ballardong attendees are working with the new resource materials.
Ballardong Go-Golf Program - July 2019

Ballardong Go-Golf Program - July 2019

The Ballardong Go-Golf Program was hosted in July 2019, featuring the CHAMPIONS BREAKFAST, WOMEN IN SPORTS and the COMPETITION and LEARN TO PLAY CLINIC. Sponsored by Ngamari Free, partners are the Noongar Kaartdidjin Aboriginal Corp and the Moordity Yaakiny Project.

"The Wrap" - Bunuru Edition

The Feb/ March edition of "The Wrap" with news, events, workshops and congratulations.

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Wheatbelt NRM Noongar Budjar Rangers Recieve REDs Funding

Wheatbelt NRM Noongar Budjar Rangers Recieve REDs Funding

Congratulations to the Wheatbelt NRM Noongar Budjar Rangers who have been successful in their Regional Economic Development (RED) grant application. The funding is to collect, treat and store native seed for local revegetation, with the long-term goal of developing an independent community-run enterprise. For the list of all Wheatbelt recipients click the 'read more' below

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"The Wrap" - Djilba Edition

Welcome to the first edition of "The Wrap", a seasonal publication of the Moorditj Yaakiny Project, designed to promote and keep people informed about business development on Ballardong Country.

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Ballardong startup businesses attended Sydney Dream Summit

Ballardong startup businesses attended Sydney Dream Summit

Congratulations to five, very excited, people from five startup businesses on Yued and Ballardong country that were successful in receiving a scholarship to attend the Minderoo Foundation and Skills of the Modern Age, "Dream Summit”. The Dream Summit was a two-day intensive skill-building and leadership program for emerging Indigenous entrepreneurs. Participants with a business idea develop their dream and then pitch to judges. The scholarship covered the summit, accommodation and airfares. https://www.dreamsummit.com.au/ https://www.minderoo.com.au/ https://skillsofthemodernage.com.au/
A moorditj day at our Makuru Dudja NAIDOC event in Toodyay

A moorditj day at our Makuru Dudja NAIDOC event in Toodyay

The event got off to a great start with a wonderful Welcome to Country ceremony, including a cultural welcome by local elder Sharmaine Miles, a smoking ceremony by elder Mort Hansen and a cultural dance performance by Tim and Troy Kelly. The day encompassed rolling activities by other cultural guests including native food demonstrations by Marissa Verma of Bindi-Bindi Dreaming, bush medicines and herbs by Vivienne Hansen, traditional basket weaving by Lea Taylor and cultural yarning sessions by John Mogridge. The Moorditj Kulungars art workshops was also a wonderful addition to the day. Kangaroo stew, damper and tea seemed to round the day off quite nicely. A big thanks to the organising committee of the Noongar Kaartdijin Aboriginal Corporation for putting on the event, especially the work done by Helen Shanks in managing the whole thing.
Aboriginal Enterprise Forum on Ballardong Country

Aboriginal Enterprise Forum on Ballardong Country

It was great to see a lot of interest at our first Aboriginal Enterprise Forum held at the; Bilya Koort Boodja Cultural Centre in Northam on Thursday 20th of June 2019.There were several presenters from different industries who were willing to talk about procurement opportunities for Aboriginal people in their respective fields, including the Forest Products Commission, Natural Resource Management - Rangers Program, Main-roads, Indigenous Business Australia and the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development | Wheatbelt Development Commission. More forums to follow, watch this space.
Makuru Dudja (Winter Mist) -  All welcome!

Makuru Dudja (Winter Mist) - All welcome!

The Makuru Dudja (Winter Mist) NAIDOC Celebration was held on Sunday 7th July 2019, 10 am to 3 pm. All were invited to this authentic, educational and powerful Aboriginal experience at the Toodyay Memorial Hall. Proudly supported by the Shire of Toodyay, Lotterywest and the Moordity Yaakiny Project (funded through the Australian Government Department of Social Services)
Launch of the Moorditj Yaakiny Project

Launch of the Moorditj Yaakiny Project

On the 6th March nearly 50 people gathered at the Northam Bilya Koort Boodja Cultural centre to attend the launch of the Moorditj Yaakiny Project. The enthusiasm was evident as the details of this innovative support project were presented. There are many people to thank as having being involved on this journey to this point and as we continue to gain momentum there will be many more involved.

Photo L-R: Robert Miles Project Officer, Mandy Walker Director Regional Development RDA Wheatbelt, Brian Mathews Assistant Director Department of Social Services, Tuck Waldron Chair RDA Wheatbelt.

Moorditj Yaakiny Launch ‘Open For Business’

Moorditj Yaakiny Launch ‘Open For Business’

The Noongar Enterprise Development Support, Moorditj Yaakiny project official launch is to celebrate that we are ... OPEN FOR BUSINESS.

Working one on one with families and communities in seeking opportunities of combining local assets and skills with training, support and networks to grow sustainable enterprises.

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Engaging the York Noongar community (York CRC)

Engaging the York Noongar community (York CRC)

Engaging the Kellerberrin community (Kellerberrin Noongar Centre)

Engaging the Kellerberrin community (Kellerberrin Noongar Centre)

Exploring Being My Own Boss

Exploring Being My Own Boss

Waste Management: Getting serious about waste

Waste Management: Getting serious about waste

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Contact: Robert Miles, Project Officer
Mobile: 0428 959 084
Email: ballardong@moorditjyaakiny.com.au
Facebook: Moorditj Yaakiny

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This project is delivered through the Regional Development Australia (RDA) Wheatbelt Inc ‘Noongar Enterprise Development Support’ project and
Funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services.

www.rdawheatbelt.com.au