Indigenous students and future sports stars will be grabbing top marks thanks to a $4 million investment from the Coalition Government in a new Centre for Aboriginal Excellence and Leadership at the Port Adelaide Football Club AFL Alberton Oval precinct in South Australia.
Additional culturally appropriate counselling will be available for Indigenous women in Adelaide’s outer northern and outer southern suburbs who are experiencing domestic violence, thanks to a $217,000 grant from the Turnbull Government.
Zibeon Fielding of Mimili in the APY Lands was part of a group of twelve Indigenous men and women, members of the Indigenous Marathon Project (IMP), who ran the 2016 New York Marathon. Prior to the founding of the IMP, no Indigenous man or woman had completed any major international marathon. Today Australia has 65 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander international marathoners.
Studying and living independently in Adelaide was difficult for Kelli Gunter of Ceduna but now her future is looking bright and her goals clear after receiving support through the Indigenous Youth Mobility Pathways project.
Over 20 participants in the Community Development Programme have contributed to a successful three day walk through the Musgrave Ranges. The 30 kilometre walk had a positive impact on the young men from the community of Amata as well as the Community Elders and Anangu Mentors who taught and bonded with them.