Community Partners

Kowanyama Family Fun Day

Kowanyama Family Fun Day Brings The Community Together

October 12, 2023

    The Kowanyama Family Fun Day saw all of the community come together and bring joy to the faces of the children.   RISE Ventures Kowanyama organised the day in partnership with the Kowanyama Aboriginal Shire Council to coincide with the grand re-opening of the water park.   Team member Shiquea Creek organised the…

Supporting the Kowanyama Community

January 31, 2022

Rise Ventures has been busy helping the community of Kowanyama during the tough times of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 virus. The team with the help of Supervisor Alvina Tent, has been sewing face masks as well as assisting the Kowanyama Aboriginal Shire Council with 150 emergency care packages for the local community. Well done to all involved.

The Kowanyama Art and Cultural Project

December 10, 2021

Our local Kowanyama artists attended the Kowanyama Art and Cultural Project sponsored by RISE and managed by Tania Major Consulting. The project carries on the vision of studying and celebrating our ancient heritage and expressing them in our current environment through a planned program of community-based art activities. See all the images and learn more about the project.

Rise Kowanyama Arts and Culture Program

November 09, 2021

The Rise Kowanyama Arts and Culture program participants are currently in Cairns this week as the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF) kicks off their virtual program. It’s the first time the Kowanyama participants are taking part in the in the exhibition. We are very proud of all the talented Kowanyama artists and are excited to see the online art fair from the 10th of November.

All RISE for Mango Harvesting

October 28, 2021

Over the last three years RISE has been invited to collect Mangoes from the Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade – Katherine Research Station.This year RISE along with Nyirrunggulung-RISE have been invited to assist with the mango distribution around our remote communities of Beswick, Barunga, Binjari, Kalano and Katherine regions. See all the photos from the day.

Kalano Indigenous Careers Expo

June 29, 2021

On Friday the 18th of June, RISE was invited to attend the Indigenous Careers Expo held at the Kalano Sports Precinct at Kalano Community Association.

Vacancy Drive success – more jobs to fill

June 24, 2021

Rise Ventures Pormpuraaw hosted a barbeque so our community members could meet potential employers from Pormpuraaw Aboriginal Shire Council and Pormpuraaw Paanthu Aboriginal Corporation.


Training available as AACAP comes to Pormpuraaw

June 21, 2021

The Army Aboriginal Community Assistance Programme (AACAP) has commenced work in the Pormpuraaw region, starting with building an Independent Living Facility and Men’s Shed.

Troy Cassar-Daley Concert at Pormpuraaw

June 17, 2021

The Rise Ventures team was excited and happy to be a part of the Troy Cassar-Daley Concert at Pormpuraaw.

Kybrook Community COVID Vaccine

May 27, 2021

The Pine Creek clinic manager Damien and Aboriginal Health staff Chris Johnson came to the Rise CDP Activity in Kybrook to speak with Rise participants about the COVID-19 Vaccine.