At Kurranulla, we know how important it is to engage and strengthen Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander youth.
We have created a program that targets youth aged 12 – 18 years old living in the Sutherland Shire/St George areas. The program provides a chance for youth to participate in a variety of activities and develop a strong connection to culture and identity.
The Youth Group has kicked off to a strong start in 2021 with 20 members and is continuing to grow daily.
Kurranulla Manager, Wendy French said, “We love being able to offer our youth program. There is a huge need for programs like this in the Sutherland Shire and St George area and nobody else is offering anything cultural. Very shortly, we will also be offering one-on-one mentoring”.
The Youth Group is held at Kirinari, Sylvannia every Monday at 3:45pm – 5:45pm.
If you’d like to find out more about the Youth Group or know someone who would like to attend, please contact Dean, Dave or Rikkii on 9528 0287.
Everyone, Meet Dean McEwen
Dean McEwen joined the team at Kurranulla in 2020 and is the Social Support and Men’s Group Coordinator.
Born and raised in Sutherland Shire, Dean has strong family ties and connections to the Yuin people on the South Coast of New South Wales.
After completing his apprenticeship in Automotive Refinishing, Dean worked in the automotive industry for close to 22 years. In 2020, he made the decision to leave the industry and start working in his local community.
Dean has a deep passion for supporting and empowering mob to live a fulfilling and meaningful life in the community.
McEwen said, “Since starting at Kurranulla, I’ve met a lot of new people and feel I’m in a position to make a change in people’s lives”
Dean also runs the Gumbul Djaadjaa (Strong Brother) Men’s Group at Kurranulla which brings together Aboriginal men, 16 years and over to participate in a variety of cultural, health and well-being activities.
The Men’s Group takes place each Tuesday at 9:30am – 2:30pm. If you’d like to come along to the Men’s Group or learn more about the Social Support Services that Kurranulla offers, you can get in contact with Dean or Dave on 9528 0287 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Calling all Local Aboriginal Businesses!
Entries now open for the 2021 NAIDOC Poster Competition
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists aged 13 years and older are invited to submit artworks for the 2021 National NAIDOC Poster Competition.
NAIDOC week celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and support your local community.
Artwork must reflect this year’s National NAIDOC theme – HEAL COUNTRY!
The NAIDOC 2021 theme – Heal Country! – calls for all of us to continue to seek greater protections for our lands, our waters, our sacred sites and our cultural heritage from exploitation, desecration, and destruction.
Country that is more than a place and inherent to our identity.
Country that we speak about like a person, sustaining our lives in every aspect - spiritually, physically, emotionally, socially, and culturally.
The winning artwork will collect a $10,000 cash prize and be used as the 2021 National NAIDOC Poster.
Poster entries close 5:00pm AEDT, Monday 08 March 2021. For more information or to enter the competition, click the link below!
Scones, jam and cream. There’s truly nothing better. Plate Events & Catering Executive Chef, Malyanagapa & Barkindji Wiimpitja, Matthew Atkins shows us that there’s always a bit of room to reinvent a classic recipe with a native twist.
500 grams Self Raising Flour
25 grams Salted Butter
1 teaspoon Dried Saltbush
130 millilitres Milk, plus extra for brushing
Preheat oven to 190°C and line a baking tray with baking paper.
Place flour, saltbush & butter in a mixing bowl and mix slowly until it resembles fine breadcrumbs. If butter is still cold, use your fingertips to rub the butter into the flour.
Make a well in the centre and add the water and milk. Mix slowly until combined. Do not be too rough or you will end up with tough scones. Transfer to a lightly floured surface and knead a couple times to incorporate and ensure the dough is smooth. Shape into a flat disc, approximately 5cm thick. Using a scone cutter or even a small glass, cut out the scones and place on a baking tray where they are slightly touching on the edges. Cut a cross in the top of each and brush with a little extra milk to help them to brown.
Bake for 20-25mins until golden brown on top. Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly. Serve with golden syrup or as we have with our Native Berry Jam & Chantilly Cream!
Plate Events & Cateringwill be hosting an Indigenous Fusion Dining Experience on Saturday 20th March 2020. Experience a cultural journey with a wide range of Native Australian ingredients showcased with Aboriginal music, art, artefacts and traditional customs exhibited throughout the evening.
The NSW AECG Inc. have partnered with the Department of Education, Connected Communities and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mathematics Alliance to coordinate a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) camp for Aboriginal students in regional and remote NSW.
The camps are a huge success and has fostered students’ interest in the STEM subjects and for students to engage with industries to see the practical applications of STEM subjects.
The NSW AECG Inc. is calling for Expressions of Interest from schools with Aboriginal students in Years 5 to 11.
Whats happening at Kurranulla Aboriginal Corporation
Friday, 19th February
Yanadi Women’s Group
Yanadi Women’s Group is a Social Support group run through Kurranulla. The Yanadi Women’s Group meets weekly on Fridays and brings together Aboriginal women to participate in a range of activities.
Tuesday, 22nd February
A cultural program to ensure our youth can develop a strong connection to their culture and identity.
As Aboriginal people, we know just how important it is to create a connection to one’s identity and country, knowing that together they form the foundations of belonging.
Tuesday, 23rd February
Gumbul Djaadjaa Men’s Group
The Gumbul Djaadjaa Men’s Group is a Social Support group run through Kurranulla weekly on Tuesdays. Gumbul Djaadjaa brings together Aboriginal men to avoid social isolation and participate in a range of activities
Wednesday, 24th February
Annual General Meeting (AGM)
Kurranulla Aboriginal Corporation will hold its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Wednesday, 24th February 2021 from 6 p.m.
The venue for the meeting will be 15 Jannali Avenue, Jannali