Olympic Dam Aboriginal Community Trust http://www.olympicdamtrust.com.au Wed, 07 Jun 2017 01:17:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 2017 Community Activities/Events http://www.olympicdamtrust.com.au/2017-community-activitiesevents/ Wed, 07 Jun 2017 01:00:25 +0000 http://www.olympicdamtrust.com.au/?p=335 The Olympic Dam Aboriginal Community Trust is calling for applications for 2017 Community Activities/Events.  All applications are to be received no later than 1pm on Wednesday, 14th June 2017.  No late applications will be accepted.

2017 Community Activities Application Form
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Community Activities Events 2017 Criteria
Community Activities Events 2017 Criteria
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Funding round for early 2016 http://www.olympicdamtrust.com.au/funding-rounds-for-early-2016/ Fri, 27 Nov 2015 13:30:56 +0000 http://www.olympicdamtrust.com.au/?p=304 This Funding Round has CLOSED

The Trust Advisory Council has identified ‘Community Activities/Events 2016‘ and ‘Aboriginal Sporting Carnival/Event 2016‘ as priorities for 2016 allocations from the Trust.

Funding rounds are now closed

For further information contact (08) 86919810.

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Culture – Return to Country for Families http://www.olympicdamtrust.com.au/return-to-country-for-families/ Sun, 07 Jun 2015 15:30:16 +0000 http://www.olympicdamtrust.com.au/?p=278 The Olympic Dam Aboriginal Community Trust was established by agreement between BHP Billiton and the Barngarla, Kokatha and Kuyani Aboriginal Groups.

The Trust Advisory Council has identified Culture – ‘Return to Country for Families ‘as a priority for 2015 allocations from the Trust and is now open to receive applications from‘family groups’ (up to $3000) that address the following:

  • To promote, protect and maintain traditional culture
  • To provide cultural and heritage benefits

This funding round is specific to the 2015 calendar year only and there will be no payment for previous year’s expenses and no upfront cash payments. Only one application per family group. Final allocations will be dependent upon the number of
applications received and the amount of funding available.

There is no guarantee of funding for this purpose in 2016 and beyond.

Funds provided under the Olympic Dam Aboriginal Community Trust will be distributed in a fair way and cannot replace any existing benefit or service provider responsibilities to Aboriginal People.

So, if you are:

  • a Barngarla, Kokatha or Kuyani person (as described in the Trust Deed of the Olympic Dam Aboriginal Community Trust)
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  • a person of Aboriginal descent living in the defined region of northern South Australia (as described in the Trust Deed of the Olympic Dam Aboriginal Community Trust)

then you are eligible to apply for the Olympic Dam Aboriginal Community Trust funding round ‘Culture – Return to Country for Families’.

Applications open 8th June, 2015 and close at 5pm on 26th June, 2015

Late or incomplete applications along with applications that do not fit the criteria will not be considered.

Culture Criteria Final
Culture Criteria Final
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Culture Family Group Application Form Final
Culture Family Group Application Form Final
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Culture Family Group Application Form Final
Culture Family Group Application Form Final
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CULTURE PUBLIC NOTICE - 2015 -  ADVERT A4
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Support for Education http://www.olympicdamtrust.com.au/support-for-education/ Fri, 05 Jun 2015 05:50:15 +0000 http://www.olympicdamtrust.com.au/?p=283 The Support for Education 2015 applications have been assessed with recommendations from the Trust Advisory Council made to the Trustee.  Letters advising applicants if successful or otherwise have been posted on 5th June, 2015.

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Davenport Community Culture Day http://www.olympicdamtrust.com.au/davenport-community-culture-day/ Mon, 29 Jul 2013 07:22:40 +0000 http://www.olympicdamtrust.com.au/?p=143

The Davenport Culture Day was the most successful yet.  Over 700 people attended and enjoyed the day.  There were many cultures represented and we were able to take people on a journey of culture from traditional cultural cooking through to culture in today’s society.

We started the day with the traditional dance of the Umeewarra Lake.  This is a very special dance and involves the Elders singing to the dancers as they approach.  Everyone who was in attendance was enthralled with this special event to start the day.

davenport-03We offered a tour which enabled people to learn about the importance of culture in our everyday lives.  It also told the important story of Davenport and Umeewarra Mission.  They had the opportunity to learn about artefact making and traditional medicine and also the affects of grief and loss in the Aboriginal community.

We shared a lunch of both traditional and contemporary bush tucker and had a tasting table for people to be able to taste different seeds and fruits and learn about their uses.

davenport-02There was a huge photographic display that told the story of Davenport, Umeewarra Mission and Pika Wiya in a very graphic way.

Of course we also had activities for the kids including face painting and sports.

The theme for NAIDOC this year was the bark petitions and so we decided to have a bark petition of our own.  The Umeewarra Mission buildings are under threat and so we have done a petition to save these very important buildings.

davenport-06In the afternoon there were some performances from local Aboriginal people to showcase the talent we have in our community. Umeewarra Radio did a live broadcast from the event encouraging people to come out to Davenport and shared interviews from people who did attend on the day.

davenport-04There were giveaways that included a bag, a cup depicting the Umeewarra Children’s Home, a brochure discussing the importance of the home as well as Umeewarra Radio stickers and pens.

Overall it was a very successful day that that a huge attendance and highlighted the different cultures of this place now called Port Augusta as well as proving the importance of culture to all Australians.

davenport-05We have had nothing but positive feedback from the day from both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people.  It was an excellent cultural event and one of the highlights of the NAIDOC Calendar.

We would like to thank all of our sponsors but in particular the Olympic Dam Aboriginal Community Trust because without funding these events simply cannot happen.  Our organisations, Davenport Community Council, Umeewarra Radio and Pika Wiya Health Service can put in a lot of in-kind assistance and a lot of people worked very long hours to ensure the success of the day but without money these events are impossible to facilitate.

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The NAIDOC Ball and Awards night http://www.olympicdamtrust.com.au/the-naidoc-ball-and-awards-night/ Sun, 28 Jul 2013 08:12:10 +0000 http://www.olympicdamtrust.com.au/?p=164

Umeewarra Media hosted the NAIDOC Ball and Awards night and it was a huge success with 200 people attending this formal event.

There was a 3 course meal provided by Taoundi College that exceeded all of our expectations.

The night started with the Awards interspersed with singing from the very talented local Elaine Crombie.  The awards are an opportunity for the community to celebrate the achievements and huge contribution local Aboriginal people make to our community.

After the formal part of the evening our guests were able to dance the night away to the CASM Soul Band, who include some local talent in their line up.

It was a very successful night enjoyed by all in attendance and we have had only positive feedback about the event.

We of course could not do events like this if it wasn’t for our sponsors so we would like to thank the Olympic Dam Aboriginal Community Trust for your funds to assist in the facilitation of this very important event in the NAIDOC Calendar.

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