Country, Culture, People, Future

March 2023

Reach a peak at First Nations women’s summit

Posted: March 17th, 2023

Registrations are now open for the inaugural Wiyi Yani U Thangani (Women’s Voices) First Nations Women and Girls National Summit.

Presented by the Australian Human Rights Commission, the summit is being held at the National Convention Centre on Ngunnawal and Ngambri Country (Canberra) from 9-11 May (with a youth forum on 8 May).

General registrations are for First Nations women only (including those who identify as cis, trans and non-binary) while the youth forum is for First Nations women aged 18 to 30.

Several funded places are available for First Nations women over 18 to attend the entire summit, funded by the Australian Human Rights Commission. Complete the application form.

Register for the summit – for enquiries, email

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Share in $10 million of regional grant funding

Posted: March 14th, 2023

Qantas is inviting regional community groups across Australia to apply for a share of $10 million over five years as part of its regional grants program.

The grants – which include a combination of flights, cash and marketing support – are open to individuals, not-for-profit community groups and organisations of any size that are seeking funding to help enhance the lives of people in regional communities.

Funding is available for First Nations programs, youth, schools and education, children and family, sustainability, natural disaster recovery, tourism and heritage, research, health and wellbeing, human services, agriculture and farming, sports and recreation, and the arts and screen industry.

Applications close 10 May – visit the Qantas website for more details.

$7 million in grants for community environmental projects

Posted: March 8th, 2023

The State Government is offering $7 million for community land and water conservation initiatives through its 2023 Community Stewardship Grants program.

First Nations organisations, schools, natural resource management (NRM) groups, local governments, community resource centres and recognised biosecurity groups can apply.

Small grants between $1000 and $50,000 are available for short-term projects and large grants from $50,000 to $450,000 are on offer for longer term activities.

Examples of eligible activities include capturing or implementing Traditional Knowledge of Country, dealing with invasive species, sustainable or regenerative agriculture, remnant vegetation protection, revegetation, threatened species protection, data collection, information sharing, planning, research, technical advice, infrastructure and training and skills development.

Applications close midday, 1 May – visit the State Government’s grant information page for details.

Country is our mother, the provider and keeper of cultural belongings. Country and Culture go together. You can’t have one without the other.

Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal Corporation respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners and custodians throughout Western Australia, and on whose Country we work. We acknowledge and respect their deep connection to their lands and waterways.

We honour and pay respect to Elders, and to their ancestors who survived and cared for Country.

Our offices are located on Whadjuk Country, Southern Yamatji Country, Yinggarda Country, Kariyarra Country, and Yawuru Country. We recognise the continuing culture, traditions, stories and living cultures on these lands and commit to building a brighter future together.

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