The Surat Aboriginal Corporation promotes Culture & Capability, Safety & Wellbeing and Children & Schooling programmes for the Indigenous communities in the South West, primarily within the Maranoa and Balonne regions.
We would like to acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of this land, the Mandandanji people as well as the Traditional Custodians of the areas in which we work. We would also like to pay our respect to the Elders, past, present and future.
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INDIGENOUS ADVANCEMENT STRATEGY
From Monday 3rd August – Wednesday 5th August 2015, the staff attended a workshop to introduce them to their new job roles and programmes. The workshop was conducted by consultant Marlyn McInnerney.
Children & Schooling
Indigenous Literacy Program
Healthy Lunchbox Program
Safety & Wellbeing
Mental Health Awareness Week Roma
On Tuesday 6th October, Robert Hobbs participated in an expo at the Roma Saleyards as part of Mental Health Awareness Week activities to promote SAC and what it is that he can do and offer as the Safety and Wellbeing Officer. On the 7th October, Bob also participated in a information stall out the front of Roma IGA to promote SAC and Mental Health Awareness with some other local organisations such Queensland Health, Centacare and the Maranoa Regional Council.
Safety & Wellbeing Program
White Ribbon Day
“Saying NO to Domestic Violence towards women”
On Friday 20th November 2015, Safety & Wellbeing Officer Robert Hobbs held a White Ribbon Day event to take a stand against domestic violence against women. The day received an overwhelming amount of support from participants with 30 people willing to take this oath. The day consisted of a walk along the river, letting go of white balloons, some words from our guest speaker, Suzanne Costello (DV specialist for Centacare), a bbq lunch and to finish off the day, placing a hand print of a canvas as the oath to take a stand.
White Ribbon Day
Culture & Capability
Culture Exchange Project
Exchange of Knowledge and Culture for Tourists
The Surat Aboriginal Corporation had a lovely visit from Anne & Ralph Latimer who are from the Gold Coast visiting Surat who heard about us and wanted to know more. Anne & Ralph spoke to Angie our Indigenous Cultural Officer about our different Roles and also Angie spoke about the Traditional Campsites that are located in Surat.
Surat Hospital Visit with St George Elder Raymond Horvourgh