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Partners

Partner Organisations

RIG Network’s Partner organisations are integral to RIG’s ‘network’ and the core programs we deliver.

We have fantastic Partners, who possess a wealth of experience and expertise that they share with other Network members through RIG’s communications, linkages, research and outreach activities. With our Partners, we work to develop and deliver new capacity building and outreach initiatives  and – as ever – look to facilitate a variety of relevant and sustainable local food production projects, enterprises and partnerships in and with remote Indigenous community stakeholders.

Partner Organisations

AMSANT – Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance Northern Territory

AMSANT is a peak NT representative body to advocate and lobby on behalf of member services on primary health care and other health related matters, such as housing, employment, education, law and justice, etc. In regards to our interest in local food production, we continue to advocate for affordable fresh food products to be available in all Aboriginal community stores in the NT. Visit AMSANT’s website.

Centrefarm Aboriginal Horticulture Limited

Centrefarm’s charter is to “be the creator of a regional economy on Aboriginal owned land and create the capacity for people within the Aboriginal community to participate in the created economy”. For more information visit Centrefarm’s website.

Charles Darwin University – Horticulture Aquaculture Group

CuriousWorks

CuriousWorks’ mission is to subtly reshape the systems of cultural production in Australia, for the benefit of all Australians. We believe the arts and digital media can bring the stories of those in the margins into the centre of our society – for the long-term. However, we believe that this must be done through a best-practice model that brings real, positive change to the people and communities that are involved in this process.

We do not document the stories of marginalised communities or engage in short-term programs with them. We work to empower their local cultural leaders to use digital media to represent their own people in their own ways, for the long-term. In doing so, we hope to slowly build empathy and social inclusion within and between these communities as well as with those in the ‘mainstream’ of Australian society.   Visit CuriousWorks website.

Darwin Regional Indigenous Advancement & CDEP Inc.

Darwin Regional Indigenous Advancement & CDEP Inc. (DRIACDEP) is a peak indigenous body delivering a broad range of social, economic and cultural programs to Aboriginal people and their communities throughout the broader Darwin region.

Enterprise Learning Projects

Enterprise Learning Projects (ELP) works in partnership with remote Aboriginal communities to facilitate the design and implementation of a range of community based microenterprise projects. Through microenterprise projects, ELP supports individuals to develop the skills, confidence and abilities they require to achieve greater levels of economic participation. Our Healthy Take-Away Enterprise Projects enable community members to be actively involved in creating healthy communities. We create an experiential learning environment for individuals to develop the skills they need to set up and operate a healthy take-away business in their community. Visit Enterprise Learning Projects website.

EON Foundation Inc – WA

EON is a not-for-profit organisation founded by three Perth business women to improve opportunities for Aboriginal people, particularly children, in remote communities in WA. Rather than impose its programs on Indigenous people, EON works closely with communities to develop and support programs the communities feel will address disadvantage.

EON’s Thriving Communities Partnerships include the development of EON Edible Gardens, which provide a source of fresh vegetables, fruit and bush tucker. The gardens are planted at a site agreed by the community with EON providing horticultural expertise, training to community gardeners, planning, infrastructure, plants and tools.  The gardens help children discover, through hands on learning, the importance of fresh food and good nutrition and how important those things are in reducing the incidence of Type II Diabetes.   Visit EON’s Edible Gardens website.

Gunawirra – Incorporating the Einganna Pre-School Gardens Program

In-Scape-Out Living Systems – Welcome! November 2011

In-Scape-Out is a landscape design and construction business specialising in sustainable and productive landscapes located at Humpty Doo in the NT. We have qualifications and experience in Horticulture, Architecture, Permaculture, Training and Assessment and community garden development. We see incredible opportunities for Indigenous communities to engage in and develop local food production at many levels from individual gardens to productive enterprises.

iSustainable Indigenous Corporation

An inspiring food security company, committed to helping communities grow their own fresh food for better health and environments using sustainable, permaculture practices and principles in engaging, fun ways. iSustainable is AIMSC Certified. For more information visit the iSustainable website.

Jimmy Little Foundation

The Jimmy Little Foundation provides health and nutrition education in Indigenous communities throughout Australia. Key programs include the Thumbs Up! new media music workshops in schools and the Thumbs Up! Healthy Food Seal used in stores to highlight the good food choices. We also advocate for improved health services in Indigenous communities and have funded a mobile renal dialysis bus to service communities in the Northern Territory. Visit the Jimmy Little Foundation website.

Marra Worra Worra Aboriginal Corporation – CDEP, WA

Marra Worra Worra Aboriginal Corporation is an Aboriginal organisation servicing the Fitzroy Valley – Kimberley area, Western Australia. Visit Marra Worra Worra’s website.

National Rural Health Alliance

The National Rural Health Alliance is Australia’s peak non-government organisation for rural and remote health, bringing together 33 national organisations representing health consumers, health care professionals, service providers, health educators, students and the Indigenous health sector.  The Vision of the National Rural Health Alliance is good health and wellbeing in rural and remote Australia, with a particular goal of equal health by 2020.

Fundamental to the Alliance’s work is the belief that all Australians, wherever they live, should have access to comprehensive, high quality, accessible and appropriate health services, and opportunity for equivalent health outcomes. To read more about the Alliances approach to ‘health’ and how represents the interests of people in rural areas – click here.

The National Rural Health Alliance manages the biennial National Rural Health Conferences, the most recent of which was held in Perth in March 2011.  That Conference endorsed the following recommendation on Food Sovereignty and its importance to all peoplein remote and rural areas – click here to read to the Food Sovereignty recommendation in full.

To learn more about the National Rural Health Alliance visit http://www.ruralhealth.org.au

Northern Territory Horticultural Association – NTHA  (2009 – ongoing)

RIG Network and the Northern Territory Horticultural Association have worked together since late 2009. RIG is delighted to have the NTHA as a Founding Partner, and we look forward to working closely together in 2011. Visit the Northern Territory Horticultural Associations website.

The NTHA is the key representative body for horticulture in the NT and is concerned with supporting and promoting commercial horticultural production.

“The NT Horticultural Association and the Nursery and Garden Industry of the NT enthusiastically support the Remote Indigenous Gardens network and look forward to building on partnership opportunities.  We hope that future collaborations between the horticulture community and the Indigenous community see a range of mutually beneficial outcomes, from gardens to corporate enterprise”.

Kate Peake, Executive Officer, Northern Territory Horticultural Association

Nutrition Plus Ltd – Welcome 2013!

Nutrition Plus “builds healthy futures with Aboriginal children” in partnership with schools and their community. The “grass-roots” programs vary widely depending on the needs and interest of teachers and the community but include dietary supplementation with Juice Plus+® products (www.juiceplus.com.au), school fruit, veggie and bush-tucker gardens, bush walks to collect bush-tucker and seeds for planting, cooking lessons, integration of the garden in to school curriculum, use of produce in breakfast and lunch programs, provision of outdoor kitchens and meeting places with fire pit, and health checks on children. We see a great alignment between Nutrition Plus and RIG and can see opportunity to deliver joint projects together with communities interested in long-term improved nutrition.

Visit: www.nutritionplus.org.au

Savanna Solutions Pty Ltd – Alice Beilby, Katherine

Savanna Solutions Pty Ltd is a Katherine based consultancy and contract business that works in the natural resource management and primary industries sector across the Northern Tropical Savanna. The company also undertakes community consultation, feasibility studies and business planning for enterprise development.

Significance Heritage & Archaeology – Oliver Sumner Potts, Cairns

Oliver Sumner-Potts is the owner and manager of Significance Heritage & Archaeology. Significance Heritage & Archaeology is a multi skilled business, specialising in Archaeological surveys and assessments, heritage surveys and knowledge recording through visual and audio mediums. It is interested in supporting local communities through educational projects that promote self-sufficiency and self-reliance, resulting in confidence and independence throughout the community.

Top End Aboriginal Bush Broadcasting Association (TEABBA) – Welcome 2013!

TEABBA was In-corporated, 10th October 1989, and is a Remote Indigenous Media Organisation (RIMO) with 28 remote Indigenous communities across the Top End of Australia within the Northern Territory. TEABBA provides support with technical concerns for these communities, and their radio and even some television services. TEABBA, also plays an active role with broadcast training workshops within this footprint. TEABBA broadcasts daily, with information segments and interviews that are relevant to the remote community issues such as Health, Education, consumer affairs, news, weather and sports etc. During the dry season TEABBA gets out to as many music, arts, sports and culture festivals as possible. So we can share all of the highlights, across the TEABBA Network and to other Indigenous Media Networks across Australia. TEABBA has strong and stable membership from these communities, therefore have proud and proactive Board members to represent the Organisation.

Visit: www.teabba.com.au

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