Projects

It's been over two years since George and Lily Fishers' historic Daintree home burned down. The Mossman community have rallied to the cause raising over $14,000 for a building fund to rebuild their home.

The ISX has long had the view that home ownership is a vital part of the 'closing the gap' project for Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. But in the Fishers' case it is about having the comfort of spending the years ahead in their own house on their own land.

YJMAC was incorporated in 2004 and has since recorded previously undocumented traditional bio-cultural knowledge such as stories, hunting, gathering, ceremonial practices, art, use of bush foods and medicine, language, ethics, clan boundaries, sacred sites, family histories and land management practices.

During this project Elders, who have now passed on, shared knowledge which would otherwise been lost to future EKY generations.

I am trying to begin my first hairdressing salon in a local suburb. I began hairdressing as a school based apprentice and was provided with great opportunities and i would love to do the same for other teenagers like my self. This is the begining of a much bigger dream. In the future i hope to go back to college to gain qualifications to open a training orginisation, to give back to young teenagers the same opportunities i was given and to make gaining a trade as fun and easy as possible.

I am trying to begin my first hairdressing salon in a local suburb. I began hairdressing as a school based apprentice and was provided with great opportunities and i would love to do the same for other teenagers like my self. This is the begining of a much bigger dream. In the future i hope to go back to college to gain qualifications to open a training orginisation, to give back to young teenagers the same opportunities i was given and to make gaining a trade as fun and easy as possible.

<i>You can contact Timothy through his forum at http://www.isx.org.au/forums/list.php?83 Use this forum to ask any questions about his business about how he is progressing and you can make offers of investment or suggestions through this forum as well.</i>

Timothy Buthimang is an inspiring Yolngu Elder working tirelessly to create a market garden that will provide fresh healthy produce to his community and meaningful employment for his family.

The overall objective of the Youth Forum will be to provide a safe youth friendly environment where young people, from across Gove Peninsula and associated homelands, can feel supported and enabled to participate in activities which will assist in developing their leadership and motivation levels. In addition the Forum will connect young people together in order to develop resilience and a sense of community through developing a better understanding of cultural difference.

This business is being developed as a social micro family business. Chewying's have been mentoring this business for some 8 months and now would like to acquire more work so that the business can develop in an organic way. Billy is an indigenous man who is very keen to assist young people to move out of the welfare trap and into mainstream employment, whilst being supported by the Chewying's business methodology.

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The SITP aims to assist three tennis coaches to get their coachingqualifications this year - Lua Penrith De Burgh, Terrence Murphy and Alfred
Coolwell. Thanks to funding from the Elsa Dixon program they are all currently employed on a part-time basis by Jensens as trainee coaches and will be commencing additional coaching training programs at Tennis NSW soon. Lua, the program founder and project coordinator, is an experienced Indigenous tennis player and regular
fixture at Jensens Tennis Centre in Surry Hills, where she plays competitive and social tennis.

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