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The Koorie Youth Summit Returns to Empower Young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voices Across Victoria

The 2024 Koorie Youth Summit, themed “Ancestor’s Footsteps, Young Voices, Empowering Futures,” announces its vision to empower young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voices, drawing inspiration from the legacies of our ancestors. Scheduled for June 17-19th, the Summit, organised by the Koorie Youth Council, invites Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people living in Victoria, […]

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Reflections from the Indigenous Suicide Prevention Forum

I was fortunate enough to attend this years Indigenous Suicide Prevention Forum held in Albert Park on the traditional lands of the Bunorong People. The conference took place over a course of three days and was made up of deadly speakers, panels, counsellors, community workers, researchers and cultural healers who shared their stories, experiences and

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2024 Marram Nganyin Mentoring Grants Announcement

The Koorie Youth Council (KYC) are pleased to announce the 5 Aboriginal organisations that will receive grants of $335, 000 to deliver strength-based and place-based mentoring programs over three years. This is the strongest commitment from the Victorian Government to Marram Nganyin since its inception in 2016, which has now seen over 300 young people

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KYC condemns the decision made by the Victorian Labor Government to implement an electronic monitoring trial, disregarding tireless advocacy of Aboriginal Community and experts in the field. 

The Koorie Youth Council (KYC) is deeply concerned about the safety of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people following the Victorian Labor Government’s announcement to trial electronic monitoring.   KYC calls for the government to drop surveillance tactics and instead invest in Aboriginal community-driven programs that have shown positive impacts within our communities

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Introducing our recently appointed Marram Nganyin Program Coordinator, Drew Paten!

I’m Drew Paten, a proud Gunai/Kurnai man, raised on Boonwurrung country but forever rooted in the sways of gippsland hills and waterways, with ties through Papakura, Aotearoa. As I navigated life’s journey, I was fortunate to have remarkable mentors—Aunty Sharon Paten, Nada Aldobasic, and Benjamin Abbatangelo—guiding me, Instilling values of empowerment, joy, prosperity, and protection

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Introducing our recently appointed Regional Youth Engagement Officer (Barwon South-West), Yalanda Edwards!

I am a Proud WaddaWurrung, Gunditjmara & Arrernte Woman, lucky enough to have been born and raised on my homelands of WaddaWurrung country. I feel very privileged to now live close to Eastern Marr Country. For as long as I can remember, I have always had a fierce passion for the youth sector, in particular

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