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Building confidence in young Indigenous women

“I’m not teaching them makeup to go out to Discovery. I’m teaching everyday women and girls how to feel good about themselves” said Barkindji woman Kani Tezaris who ran the hugely successful Youth Empowerment Program at the Larrakia NationHosts shop in town on Monday April 12.  Massive turn out for first session  Seated around long tables […]

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Parallel Hearts

  Podcast brings Indigenous people across the world closer The US Consul General Mike Kleine and his entourage visited the Larrakia Hosts shop yesterday to acknowledge the Parallel Heart podcast created in 2020. The six-part podcast explores the similarities and differences of two Indigenous groups who sit on the opposite sides of the world. Set […]

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Spotlight on the Board: Nicole Brown, Deputy Chairperson 

  Spotlight on the Board: Nicole Brown, Deputy Chairperson  Nicole has been on the Larrakia Nation Board since 2018. She brings an extensive community engagement network throughout the Darwin and Northern Territory region ensuring Larrakia people are first and foremost considered at everything within the Darwin area. She has a strong events management background and […]

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Gift of swimming lessons for community kids 

Each Monday for the last four weeks Larrakia Nation have been picking up Belyuen School children from the ferry terminal and taking them to swimming lessons in Coconut Grove. According to teachers at the school, it’s quite possible this is the first organised swimming lesson program for these students, and they have loved it. “The […]

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True story of support and compassion 

This is a little story about a family supported by our Tenancy Support Program. Last year TSP helped 149 households avoid eviction through ongoing support and education. This story will show you how we keep people in their homes. We’ve changed the details for privacy . Marie and Larry just moved from a remote community to […]

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Cultural Awareness Training

Awareness of the past for a better future  Cultural Awareness sessions are provided through the Hosts Program at Larrakia Nation. The sessions offer people a chance to learn about Larrakia culture, the impact of colonisation on people and culture and how we can work together in the future. “We are not just one mob and […]

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Return to Country

  The wet season is tough for people who live in the long grass. Our Healthy Engagement and Assistance in the Long Grass (HEAL) service works hard to connect homeless people with services they need like Centrelink and Territory Families, and healthcare, but often the solution lies in helping people return to their communities. Getting […]

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National Apology Day

Anniversary of National Apology 

It was 13 years ago today that our Stolen Generation were given a national apology from the Federal Government acknowledging the long-term damage and devastating impact of Aboriginal children who were stolen from their families. While it felt like too little too late for many, this was the start of formally acknowledging the pain and […]

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Celebrating a Decade of Service 

  The first of February was a proud day for Larrakia Nation because we celebrated all our staff, but importantly we celebrated staff that have been working with us for 10 years. Yasmin Good, Brendan Hicks, Linda McLean, Natalie Quall, Dorrie-anne Raymond, Betty Shepherd, and Vaughan Williams were all recognised for their long-term commitment to […]

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Carol Quill

Carol Quill

  Newly elected to the Larrakia Nation Aboriginal Corporation Board, Carol Quill has a long history with the nation and is proud to have the opportunity to sit on the board. A quick Q and A with Carol to get to know her better. Q: What is your relationship with LNAC? A:I am a member […]

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