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2019-20 grant recipients

The inaugural grant round opened 11 December 2019 and closed 28 February 2020.

Projects are located in Western Australia, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australian the Australian Capital Territory and New South Wales in urban, regional and remote locations.

Successful projects cover a range of critical policy areas such as: children’s education and out of home care, women’s imprisonment, Indigenous evaluation, town planning, land management, governance, trade and diplomacy, governance and nation-building, and educative outcomes from art.

Applicant

Project Title

Project Description

Total Funding

Victoria University Blak Women’s Healing Through storytelling modelling and community arts practice, this project will collect stories from Aboriginal women who are incarcerated or at risk of intervention by the justice system, through the use of cultural practices that enable resilience, connection and identity building. $149,646

The Australian National University

Repatriation, healing and wellbeing: understanding success for repatriation policy and practice

Co-designing and trialling a protocol with the National Museum of Australia to translate findings into repatriation engagement. This will inform the development of key principles in a model for local adaption by other museums and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nations, and recommendations for policy and practice nationally and internationally.

$198,788

Yolngu Nations Assembly Aboriginal Corporation

The Ngarra Rom Project Led by the Yolngu Nations Assembly, this project will document and share the vitality and true meaning of the nation’s traditional legal system. Research and resources will be created to directly influence systems, policy and practice surrounding Aboriginal customary law and its interface with the mainstream Australian legal system. $200,000
Central Queensland Indigenous Development Cultural Resilience for Children in Out of Home Care A community consultation project which Identifies standards and methodology for a best practice cultural strengthening program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children living in out of home care. $133,900
South West Aboriginal Land and Sea Council Aboriginal Corporation Noongar Governance of Development in the South West Native Title Settlement Working collaboratively this project aims to fill significant research gaps by investigating how Noongar people are innovating regional and local culturally legitimate governance in a post-settlement context. $181,442

Charles Darwin University

Understanding pathways to support Yolngu children and families to achieve string learning in two systems

Building on extensive research, consultations and current work in this community, this project will facilitate effective engagement between Yolngu and Balanda (non-Indigenous), identifying sustainable systems and processes for knowledge exchange.

$199,514.62

Kimberley Aboriginal Law and Culture Centre (KALACC)

Following the Trade Routes This project will bring together Elders from WA, NT and SA with knowledge of the trade routes. Audio and visual documentation will record song, story and cultural maintenance to document this long term cultural practice that will benefit emerging Elders and anthropologists into the future. $200,000

Mogo Local Aboriginal Land Council

Environmental Stewardship Resurgence in Walbanga (Yuin Nation) Land and Sea Country

Evidence based research that aims to inform hazard mitigation and disaster management strategies. Mogo and Batemans Bay Local Aboriginal Land Councils will develop a toolkit for Rangers to strengthen their capacity to influence environmental management decisions across Country. This project will provide opportunities for Rangers to restore, reclaim and enact their stewardship practices.

$199,071

ABC Foundation Ltd

AWRAE: Aboriginal Women’s Research Assistant & Evaluation Training Project This project will enable Aboriginal women to access adequate mentoring and support to learn evaluation skills that will lead to effective appropriate and coordinated community responses with the ambition to grow Indigenous led and owned training courses. $198,200

Noongar Boodjar Language Cultural Aboriginal Corporation

Mapping Boodjar: Walyalup Fremantle Cross-Cultural Mapping

Mapping Boodjar documents and visualises Whadjuk Noongar and non-Aboriginal knowledge and language within an urban landscape to promote culture, embed Whadjuk knowledge into built environment practices, and generate opportunities for community development and transformational learning.

$174,845

Warmun Art Centre  Resilience through art as education Researching how art was a source of knowledge and focus on health and wellbeing will contribute to create a collections policy, document oral histories and work with youth to create new content for use in research and education. $175,501

Undalup Association

A Model for Integrating Cultural Knowledge Systems and Western Science in the management of Wadandi Boodja (Margaret River), Western Australia This project will develop an interactive cultural map and database which can be utilised as a strategic planning tool that leads to land management plans. $161,350