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National Indigenous Youth Leadership Academy

NIYLA Opens Applications for National Gathering

Posted: January 21st, 2014

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The National Indigenous Young Leaders Academy is a Foundation for Young Australian initiative which aims to empower indigenous young people to lead change within their communities and at a national level. Applications for the NIYLA 2014 National Gathering are now open.

The National Gathering will be held in Arcadia (NSW) from 25th May – 30th May and is part of a 12 week online program running from 25th April – 25th July. If successful in the application process the cost of travel, accommodation and meals will be covered by the NIYLA.

Applications are open for all young indigenous people age 15-18 and need to be received before 5th March 2014. For more information click here.

Applications Now Open to Attend National Indigenous Youth Leadership Conference

Posted: August 21st, 2012

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The National Indigenous Youth Leadership Academy (NIYLA) is holding its first national conference in Sydney later this year, and applications are now open for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people aged 15-18 years who would like to attend.

NILYA is a national network of Indigenous youth which promotes cultural empowerment, innovation and social change through community movements. The confence will provide those who attend with opportunities to network, build leadership skills, and play an active role in creating lasting change for Australian Indigenous communities.

The conference will be held at the National Centre for Indigenous Excellence in Sydney, from 29 September to 4 October 2012. Click here to read the eligibility requirements and download the application form. Applications close 1 September 2012.

For more information, visit the NILYA website, or email April Long on

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