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The Kullarri NAIDOC Festival is a 10 day celebration in Broome and surrounding Aboriginal communities recognising the regions diverse Indigenous cultural heritage. Local Indigenous organisations, business and communities throughout the Kullarri region stage events which are opened up to the public to join in the festivities.

 

KULLARRI NAIDOC 2017 FOCUS ORGANISATION

Milliya Rumurra

Milliya Rumurra is an Alcohol and Other Drug service located in Broome. Milliya Rumurra has been providing support to individuals, families and communities affected by alcohol and other drugs since 1978. Milly’s vision is to “reduce the harm caused by alcohol and drugs to support strong individuals, secure families and safe communities”.

 

KULLARRI NAIDOC 2017 PATRON

Junie Djiagween

Junie is a traditional owner of Yawuru country and was born in Broome in the 1950’s. Junie is part of a family that has a rich cultural connection to the area.

At 17 she first worked as a nurse at the Native hospital in Broome before working at the Derby hospital.

She is an advocate in reviving the spiritual connectedness within Yawuru land, wanting Yawuru culture to be strong and to see all people living in harmony with respect shown to each other, just like it used to be.

Junie, like many, has seen the devastating impacts of alcohol and drugs on culture, family harmony and community safety.

Junie is a current board member of Milliya Rumurra. She provides a key role in welcoming and supporting people who come to Milliya Rumurra for alcohol and drug treatment. This is important when people come from other areas of the Kimberley where they are out of country.  Junie gets satisfaction seeing people’s health and spirit getting strong again when there is no alcohol and drugs around.

 

2017 GALLERY

Email: reception@gme.com.au

 

Phone: 9195 5333

KULLARRI NAIDOC AWARD WINNERS

Focus Organisation Award

Milliya Rumurra Aboriginal Corporation

 

Kullarri NAIDOC Patron

Junie Djiagween

 

Community Engagement Award

Christine Aitkens

 

Contribution to Sport

Jawoyn Cole-Manolis

 

Contribution to Community

Maria Djiagween

 

Education Award

Monique Le Lievre

 

Junior Sportsperson of the Year

Gerrard Ansey

 

Contribution to Education

Clontarf Football Academy

 

Contribution to Culture and Heritage

Mabu Yawuru Ngan-ga Language Centre

 

Reconciliation Award

Saeed Amin

 

Young Person of the Year

Wynston Shoveller-Sesar

 

Person of the Year

Peter Mitchell

 

Person of the Year 2017 Peter Mitchell

PROUDLY SUPPORTED/FUNDED BY THE AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT

SPONSORED BY

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NYAMBA BURU YAWURU

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