The Indigenous Program employs local staff in Katherine, Alice Springs, remote towns in
the Northern Territory and in Wilcannia in Western New South Wales. Our people work side-by-side
with our Indigenous partners, spending much of their time visiting communities and listening to locals.
In addition to our nutrition, literacy and health activities we also support local Indigenous festivals, sports days, concerts and cultural celebrations. These events are important for cementing community relationships and promoting social wellbeing.
The Indigenous Program also supports the people who run these events by providing practical training
in areas such as events management as well as Diplomacy Training Program for those in management positions or participating in youth leadership development programs.
Training and the transfer of skills is an important part of The Indigenous Program’s role within Indigenous communities. Support for training of local people is inherent in all of our health, literacy and community programs.
Current projects include: working with community members to manage community festivals including the Barunga Festival and Walking with Spirits, including delivering 2 days of training for community members in Events Management; supporting representatives from our partner organisations to attend the Diplomacy Training Program and working with partner and collaborator organisations to develop skills and understanding of the challenges faced today in Indigenous Health.