I'm 21 and dream of a day when Aboriginal people in Australia are financially strong and independent; when Aboriginal people are empowered business people, and recognised as valuable contributors to the Australian economy.

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"Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime."

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Winangali gets top award

An Indigenous-owned, managed and staffed research and communications agency won the top gong at the Telstra Queensland Business Awards last night.

Winangali Pty Ltd was named the 2012 Telstra Queensland Business of the Year and also won the News Limited Micro Business Award.

Director Noel Niddrie established Winangali in 2005 because he saw a need to change the conversation with indigenous Australians on a range of health and social issues.

While attempts had been made over the years by governments to improve communication, he believed they were missing their target audiences because their messaging was “top-down, misdirected and culturally inappropriate”.

1000 Indigenous Accountants in a decade

AIATSIS funds restoring of Gumbaynggirr stories

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© Muurrbay Aboriginal Language and Culture Cooperative

Probably the largest volume of Aboriginal language story material in South East Australia comes from the Gumbaynggirr area. Muurrbay is restoring and publishing the Nymboidan Gumbaynggirr stories of Phillip Shannon as found in researcher…

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The Block, Redfern - A Positive Future

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A good news story about the real changes happening in and around The Block in Redfern and the great work by the Tribal Warrior Association and their mentor program.

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Here we go again.

planetaryviolet:

Why this is important

In just four days time, on June the 18th, the Australian Senate will decide whether or not to continue John Howard’s intervention into seventy-three targeted Aboriginal communities across Northern and Central Australia.

They will vote on the Government’s
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Indigenous Community Volunteers works in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and organisations through linking skilled and trained volunteers to projects that have been identified as part of a community’s vision or development plan. This could be me next year!

"An economic pathway which starts with education, leading to jobs and being able to participate in business and commerce is my idea of a real future for Indigenous Australians and importantly the means to participate in the mainstream economy."

- Ron Morony

World Entrepreneur Of The Year - 2012

prepaidafrica:

Dr. James Mwangi, CEO and Managing Director Kenya: Equity Bank Limited

Dr. James Mwangi’s journey at Equity Bank started in 1993 when the Governor of the Central Bank of Kenya obtained a damning report ranking Equity 66th out of 66 banks. The Governor decided to close the bank to protect depositors, but James left a well-paying job to save the institution.

Eighteen years later, he has turned Equity into one of the region’s leaders. Its purpose is to transform the lives of Africans by providing modern financial services that maximize their opportunities.

With more than 7.3 million accounts, Equity has over 50% of all bank accounts in Kenya, giving it the largest customer base in the region. Through his initiative, the bank also established the Equity Group Foundation, which champions educational initiatives aimed at creating transformational leaders.

Equity has focused on the empowerment of youth and women and has spearheaded a successful agricultural campaign. James says,

“This award is in recognition for Africans who have continued to believe in themselves, and are constantly working to transform their lives.”

Equity Bank Limited is a public company providing personal, business and corporate banking services and products.

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