January 2011

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GenerationOne Blog - January 2011


We will ‘change the story’

Over the last week we have had an amazing response to our new year resolution to start reshaping the national conversation on Indigenous affairs.   We want to thank everyone so far for the response and support for our fresh and new age approach to change.  With a big year ahead of us, we shortly will be finalising the volunteer team who will form the initial team who will be ‘changing the story’.   The timeline for this program is: 4th Feb - Applications Close (you can still apply by filling out this form) 7th-12th Feb - Call all applicants and determine skills match 5th-6th Mar - Training in Sydney May - Program review and recommendations for next steps   We truly hope this is the start of something big for GenerationOne and the program will exp... More...

31 January @ 11:09 Add your comment

Congratulations to the winners of the tickets to Sydney Ferrython on Australia Day

Congratulations to the following people who won tickets on the GenerationOne Ferry on Australia Day as part of the Sydney Festival Ferrython. Colin Murphy Ashleigh Craig Alison Hallworth Rebecca Ames Jacquline McCarthy Tina Baum Sharon Rickard  ... More...

21 January @ 05:23 Add your comment

Help change the story?

One of our New Year's Resolutions here at GenerationOne is to broaden the awareness of the movement and we need your help.  We want to support change and help reshape the national conversation on Indigenous issues with a focus on education, training, mentoring and sustainable employment.  This year, we want to build the conversation online and through the media. We need your help to achieve change.  Apply now online here.... More...

21 January @ 03:16 Add your comment

Course in Indigenous mentoring

Expression of Interest 28th February – 4th March 2011 COMPLETE a Nationally Accredited Training course in Indigenous Mentoring. We aim to improve your capacity to engage with the broader Indigenous community and or increase your organisational capacity for retention in schools, organisations or businesses. Download the Information Sheet Here... More...

20 January @ 01:31 Add your comment

The Australian Newspaper: A LACK of education is seen as the biggest obstacle for indigenous people seeking a job ahead of discrimination or welfare dependence

A survey of indigenous and non-indigenous people for the GenerationOne employment initiative also highlights a level of optimism among the younger indigenous community, with more than half believing their racial heritage was no hurdle in getting a good job. Among indigenous people in their 20s, only 48 per cent agreed their heritage made it more difficult to get a job compared with 57 per cent of all people, but about half thought a lack of desire to work was a major contributor to high levels of unemployment among indigenous people. Indigenous people blamed racism and alcohol problems more than non-indigenous people, and Charles Williams, the Aboriginal programs co-ordinator at Crown in Melbourne, agreed with the 7 per cent of respondents who cited a lack of confidence or self-esteem.... More...

18 January @ 11:30 Add your comment

10 x Double passes up for grabs

Be part of history as you take part in the famous Australia Day ferry race out on beautiful Sydney Harbour. We have 10 double passes on board the GenerationOne Australia Day Ferrython (food, entertainment and spectacular views included). To win your tickets, simply email info@generationone.org.au, telling us in 25 words or less your favourite Australia Day celebration.  Our panel of judges will review entrants and announce the winners right here on Facebook and at generationone.org.au 5PM AEST Friday 21st January. Good luck! ... More...

18 January @ 10:50 Add your comment

Tania Major's Notes from the "Yarn tent", at "Salt Water Fresh Water"

1.    Tania: Who should take the lead on reconciliation? The Government or the people? Response: If you had asked me that question some years ago, my answer would have been that government should take the lead on reconciliation. I once thought that they were the ones with the power and resources and the vision to make the big changes we need in our society.  But since my time as young Australian of the Year, and more recently as a spokesperson for Gen One, my ideas have changed. Traveling around the country and meeting thousands of people from all walks of life, I now believe that it is people power that will bring about reconciliation between Indigenous people and other Australians.  Because at the end of the day reconciliation isn’t about polici... More...

17 January @ 10:08 Add your comment

NATSIWA's International Women's Day project 2011 Calling for Nominations

To celebrate 100 years of International Women’s Day in 2011, NATSIWA will honor 100 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in the last 100 years who have achieved change for our people and communities. NATSIWA is calling on you to nominate! You can nominate as many women as like and nominees can be from any age, past and present, from all walks of life and from any fields such as community, Traditional Culture/Lore, business government, sports, academia etc. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women today and in the next 100 years will continue to be leaders and activists in their communities and the broader world. They will inspire, challenge, develop and break down barriers as new issues emerge and the struggle for recognition and the breakdown of stereotypes continues. ... More...

12 January @ 12:25 Add your comment