2018 Western Australian Regional Achievement and Community Awards Finalist
Recently we were nominated and named a finalist for the Curtin University Teaching Excellence Award in the 2018 Western Australian Regional Achievement and Community Awards. It is a great privilege to be nominated in these prestigious Awards alongside many other wonderful people and organisations from Western Australia.
Earlier this year, the MDWg team began work on updating the organisation’s vision and values. We wanted these to reflect the current direction, purpose and goals of Mirima Dawang Woorlab-gerring. With the help of a number of secondees from the Jawun program, we have created a vision and values that we are proud to share.
Jobeth Winton, member of MDWg’s Miriwoong Language Nest team was announced Younger Leader of the Year at the 2018 Third Sector Awards. This is a huge achievement, and we are all so proud of her for winning this well-deserved award.
MDWg receives an Australian Ethical Community Grant!
A few months ago, we reached out to our network of friends and supporters, asking them to vote for MDWg to receive an Australian Ethical Community Grant. We’re so delighted to share that we have been successful!
A special NAIDOC event took place at MDWg on Tuesday, July 10. MDWg opened its doors for an Open Day, and combined this event with the launch of Aboriginal Interpreting Western Australia (AIWA, formerly Kimberley Interpreting Service).
Ninggoowoong Woorrnging: The Miriwoong Family Song
On June 9, a cohort of Year 3 students performed a Miriwoong song at the Kununurra District High School’s whole school assembly. This is the first time in recent memory that a song in an Indigenous language has been performed at the school.