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Ballardong startup businesses heading to Sydney Dream Summit

Ballardong startup businesses heading to Sydney Dream Summit

Congratulations to five, very excited, people from five startup businesses on Yued and Ballardong country that have been successful in receiving a scholarship to attend the Minderoo Foundation and Skills of the Modern Age, "Dream Summit”. The Dream Summit is 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 for a chance to receive up to $45,000 of seed funding, to turn their goals into a reality. The event is to be held in Sydney in September, with the scholarship covering 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.
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.
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

Small Business Fair comes to Perth

Small Business Fair comes to Perth

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

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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