NAIDOC Week was celebrated around Australia from July 7-14, with the theme of Voice, Treaty, Truth: Let's work together for a shared future.
Here's a few of the things our team got up to over the week.
IPS Business Consultant Joanne Hill was the proud recipient of an award at the NAIDOC Week South West NAIDOC awards. Joanne, who recently graduated from ECU with a Bachelor of Business with a Double Major in Human Resource Management and Management, won the award for Scholar of the Year in recognition of how she has used her skills and qualifications in the community.
IPS team members Summer Brinkworth, Melinda Ely and Joanne Hill had a great day at the SWAMS Family Fun Day and Jobs Skills Centre Deadly Jobs Expo in Bunbury, sharing information about our local Aboriginal businesses, and IPS businesses. There was plenty of interaction at the stall, and lots of positive comments from visitors.
Operations Manager Jahna Cedar and Research Consultant Paul Fiocco were invited by the Dept of Communities to celebrate the launch of their Aboriginal Cultural Appreciation learning module for NAIDOC week.
"The learning program will contribute to a culturally competent workforce that appreciates Aboriginal values and traditions, resulting in better outcomes for Aboriginal individuals, families and communities," Jahna said.
"We were also lucky to have met the Director General Michelle Adams, who is fascinated about the prospect of ongoing work with IPS, particularly in Looma."