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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rise Ventures Pormpuraaw hosted a barbeque so our community members could meet potential employers from Pormpuraaw Aboriginal Shire Council and Pormpuraaw Paanthu Aboriginal Corporation.
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.
The Rise Ventures team was excited and happy to be a part of the Troy Cassar-Daley Concert at Pormpuraaw.
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.
With kind generation from Bunnings Palmerston, we were able to distribute show bags to the remote communities that we work in within Region 33. The dinosaurs and frisbees were particularly popular with the children. Huge thanks to the Bunnings team from all of us. #Bunnings #NyirrunggulungRise