Tagged: Aboriginal

Wingecarribee Shire’s top citizens announced

January 29, 2018Posted in: Community, Events

Passionate Aboriginal Culture awareness educator Aunty Wendy Lotter has been named Wingecarribee Shire’s 2018 Australia Day Citizen of the Year. For over 25 years, Wendy has shared her Aboriginal culture and knowledge to help improve relations between non-indigenous and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Aunty Wendy is the Program Director of Platypus Dreamin’ Aboriginal Educational Programs...

Yarning Circle to tackle Ice use

October 3, 2017Posted in: Community, Events

Wingecarribee Shire Council in partnership with the Shire’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community will host a ‘Yarning Circle’ to discuss the growing use of the illicit drug Ice. Council’s Youth Liaison Officer Michelle Williams spoke about the concept. “A Yarning Circle is a forum for discussion where participants can openly talk, listen and share...

Council employee wins State Award

September 22, 2017Posted in: Other

Local Government NSW has awarded Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Aboriginal Community Development Officer Melissa Wiya the Aboriginal Indoor Employee of the Year. Council’s General Manager Ann Prendergast said the award recognised Ms Wiya’s contribution to local and Indigenous communities. ‘Melissa does an absolutely fabulous job and we couldn’t be prouder of her achievements,” she said. Some...

Celebrating NAIDOC Week in the Wingecarribee

June 26, 2017Posted in: Community, Events

NAIDOC Flag Raising 2016

Wingecarribee Shire Council and the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community are inviting the community to join them as they celebrate this year’s NAIDOC Week activities. Celebrations start with the raising of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags at Council’s Moss Vale Civic Centre at 10am on Monday 3 July. As a testament...

Council hosts Aboriginal Community Art project

May 22, 2017Posted in: Community, Events

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In 1967 Australians voted overwhelmingly to amend the constitution to include Aboriginal people in the Census. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of this historic occasion, Wingecarribee Shire Council and the Wingecarribee Reconciliation Group Inc. will be hosting a Community Art Project. Council’s Aboriginal Community Development Officer Melissa Wiya spoke about the ramifications of the Referendum...