This past week has been sorrowful for the Nyirrungulung Rise group and participants. A highly esteemed member of the Beswick area sadly passed away, and our towns closed for Sorry Business.
It’s been a busy three weeks in Katherine and Central Arnhem with our massive annual mango picking at the Katherine Research Station!
The Beswick and Barunga men’s teams were kind enough to take our team out on country for a day.
Tracy and Eventhia were invited to speak at the NESA conference about Cultural wellbeing in communities
The Barunga and Beswick women have been very busy over the past few weeks. Not only have they been tending to their beautiful gardens, planting fresh herbs and creating produce garden beds, but they have also been honing their artistic skills with crafts and upholstery.
The Barunga team have been busy working with the Bagala Aboriginal Corporation on a community project that involved designing and building a dog proof fence around the front of the Barunga Store.
During national ‘Safe Work’ month, Nyirrunggulung-RISE hosted a ‘Safety Awareness’ lunch with over 20 staff and participants in attendance.
Katherine Training Hub has been a busy place this month. Nyirrunggulung-RISE teams from Beswick and Barunga have been coming in for their training sessions.
In between these sessions, the fellas have been using their spare time to make concrete headstones for unmarked graves.
It has been an important week for the women of Beswick and Barunga!
They attended a Family Health and Well-being training program which was taught by Karen from the Bachelor Institute.
The fellas from Beswick and Barunga have been busy taking part in a High-Risk License/Forklift training course at the RISE Ventures Katherine Training Centre.