Sara and Misty present at Amnesty International WA's Indigenous Rights Group eveninng
Nyoongar Wellbeing & Sports staff Sara Misty have been working hard across the Nyoongar community they have developed relationships with other organisations that have the same passion and objective, as a result were invited along to speak at WA's Amnesty International Indigenous Rights Group event "An evening of conversation and film".
The evening was guided by themes of hope, inspiration, resilience, and community, the evening seeks to raise awareness about Amnesty's 'Community Is Everything' campaign and introduce the community to the Indigenous Rights Group's grassroots advocacy work.
One of the groups aims is to showcase and promote community-led initiatives as a solution to the over-representation of Indigenous youth in the justice system.
The format of the evening covered a variety of topics and speakers from a range of backgrounds:
- Welcome to Country by Joseph Wallam
- Panel discussion with:Jeremy Garlett (Board of Directors, Peedac), Sara Riches and Misty Gray (Nyoongar Wellbeing & Sports), and Trooth (Artistic Director, Creating Freedom Australia)
- Screening of short film Gamarada
Both Sara and Misty did exceptionally well and left all attendees inspired by the work and impact NWS are having on the Nyoongar community. Well done!
We are excited to be part of this group, helping to improve health and wellbeing of Indigenous youth.
New Series of NWS Promotional Videos
Nyoongar Wellbeing & Sports have been working hard with Seven West Media to create a series of promotional videos that showcase all there is to know about NWS, what we do, what we are trying to achieve and also promote the services we can offer to organisations and company's.
The first in the series to be completed is Corporate/ Organisational services. The video highlights what services NWS can deliver and showcases how we can enhance culture awareness and team building in your work environment along with having fun and a bit of friendly competition embracing some tradional indigenous games.
They did it!
Well done to the 2015 NWS City to Surf Team, it was a fantastic day and they all rose to the challenge!
This is the second year NWS have run this program in partnership with Lavan Legal and other supporting partners and NWS were again pleased by the uptake they received. NWS City to Surf Program was set up to motivate and inspire the Aboriginal community to be more active and with 28% of the 2015 team returning for a second year it is clear the program is making a difference.
It was an early start for the team as they all made the journey into the city, donning the 2015 team shirts and all thinking about the same thing….the finish!
At the finish marquee CEO, Karyn and Program Manager, Mark were ready with a healthy breakfast for everyone as they made it over the finish! The atmosphere was electric as the team took a well-deserved rest sharing stories of their journey covering the highs and lows, whilst the younger members bounced around now the proud owners of a shiny medal. There was a great sense of community and family coming together with the youngest member only 6 months old. NWS were grateful to Callum and Kim from Lavan Legal for dropping in the day to share their stories and have a few pictures.
A massive congratulations to the 2015 NWS City to Surf Team for collectively completing a total of 344km!
Thank you to everyone that competed the 2015 City to Surf as part of the NWS team. NWS will also be looking at other events and will keep you updated.
Beatball now in Kwinana
NSA launches Beatball in Kwinana & Rockingham!
NSA are proud to be offering our award winning Beatball Program in Kwinana and Rockingham as a result of a successful funding grant from the Criminal Property Confiscations Grant ! Securing this funding means we are able to provide a worthwhile and proven community program to youth who would otherwise have limited options for weekend entertainment and healthy socialising.
NSA have been aware for sometime that the Aboriginal community in the Kwinana and Rockingham areas have had limited community programs on offer after hours and on weekends. It has been our focus and desire to respond to this need and provide an engaging program that offers youth somewhere to go and enjoy some healthy physical activity.