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Dear APN Members,
Welcome to the APN Bulletin. Please read and enjoy. We welcome contributions.
Please register to attend our 18th AGM
Thank you to every person who came to our 18th Annual General Meeting.
We had a fantastic turn out and it would not have been a success without you.
Our Annual Report and photos will be available next week.
Nominations have opened for the 2019 Darebin Community Awards.
The Darebin Community Awards celebrate people and groups who truly give back to the community and recognises their contribution. We are seeking nominations for Aboriginal and Torres Strait people who go the extra mile to make life better for others in Darebin. Maybe you know someone who has had a significant impact or made a huge contribution to their community? Consider nominating them for an award!
Nominations are open for the following awards;
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Community Leader of the Year
Presented to an individual who symbolises the values important to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and is an inspirational leader and a role model for others. The nominee will have made significant impact in the Darebin community, through professional or voluntary undertakings, over a number of years.
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Emerging Young Community Leader of the Year (under 25 years)
Presented to an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person up to the age of 25. The nominee will have made an outstanding contribution to their community and or demonstrated excellence in their chosen field, and is regarded as an inspirational role model for other members of the community.
Check out the rest of the categories here – including the two new award categories!
We would appreciate your support in sharing the nominations information within your organisation and to your wider network and help us recognise emerging and established leaders within our community.
Please feel free to share the attached social media images and below copy among your networks –
Aboriginal Summer School for Excellence in Technology and Science (ASSETS)
Applications for the Aboriginal Summer School for Excellence in Technology and Science (ASSETS) open next week on Monday 3 June and close Monday 24 June 2019.
ASSETS is a free nine-day summer school for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Year 10 students. There are two summer schools held in January 2020. This is followed by a leadership program after the completion of the summer school. Support may include advice and opportunities to participate in cadetships or work placements within the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields. Students will also have the chance to stay in touch with friends they made at the summer school with a secure online forum for students to share news and ideas.
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Year 10 students who are interested in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) are eligible to apply.
Share the opportunity with colleagues and students who may be interested in applying.
Please feel free to contact the ASSETS team on 03 9545 8700 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you require any further information.
The ASSETS team
Ayers Rock Resort | VIC Recruitment Information Sessions | 5-6 June
Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia (Voyages)
This is a friendly reminder that Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia (Voyages) will be holding Indigenous Recruitment Information Sessions in Victoria next week for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples at the 2 locations listed below. Please attend to find out more about our exciting employment pathways.
10.30am Wednesday 5th June | Mallee District Aboriginal Services, 120 Madden Avenue, Mildura VIC
10.30am Thursday 6th June | Aborigines Advancement League, 2 Watt Street, Thornbury VIC
Please find attached our recruitment session flyers, including the date, time and locations (JPEG version for social media). Please feel free to share this email with your networks and on your social media page.
Voyages is a subsidiary of the Indigenous Land and Sea Corporation (ILSC) which was established to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples acquire and manage their land to achieve economic, environmental, social and cultural benefits. We are Australia’s most respected and successful Indigenous tourism company and through connection with country and community, we operate sustainable tourism businesses, where guests experience the diversity of Indigenous cultures.
Our properties include:
Ayers Rock Resort situated in Central Australia at the gateway of the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Northern Territory
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has appointed the first ever dedicated minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme, as part of a major cabinet reshuffle in wake of the federal election.
Community housing group pave way for reconciliation | A leading community housing group has launched a Reconciliation Action Plan in a bid to strengthen relationships and cultural understanding between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities the organisation works with.