This year’s National Native Title Conference theme is Living with Native Title from the Bush to the Sea. Hosted by the Gumbaynggirr people, traditional owners of the Coffs Harbour region, the conference will be held at Novotel Coffs Harbour Pacific Bay Resort from the 2-4 June 2014.
Seventy Indigenous people are being provided with training and employment opportunities, with Ngaanyatjarra Council Aboriginal Corporation receiving $500,000 funding from the Australian Government for tourism and employment projects.
The organisation responsible for growing Indigenous business diversity by connecting its suppliers with corporate and government business, Supply Nation, will hold its annual conference, tradeshow and Gala Dinner Awards Night, Connect 2014, in May.
The Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Senator Nigel Scullion, has today announced a $300,000 grant from the Australian Government’s Community Development Fund for more projects that lead to the creation of jobs in Torres Strait Island communities.
The Australian Government is supporting social and economic projects that benefit remote Indigenous communities through the creation of jobs and employment-related participation activity, with Koonibba Community Aboriginal Corporation receiving $200,000 for a housing restoration project that will provide jobs and training.
The benefits of caring for country can reach far beyond conservation and natural resource management. At Fletcher’s Lake in NSW, managing land and freshwater, including a small section of the Murray Darling Basin, has been life changing for some members of the local community.