OH WHAT A NIGHT!!!
As part of Shinju Matsuri, NBY hosted a sell-out event, Bugarrigarra Nyurdany (Because of the Dreaming) on Tuesday 1st September. The intimate evening kicked off at dusk in the NBY gardens with a smoking ceremony and Welcome to Country by Dianne Appleby. Dean Mathews hosted the evening as MC and introduced Yawuru guides Johani Mamid and Anjo Phillips who then took guests on a tour of the grounds highlighting the artworks and installations at Nyamba Buru Yawuru and the Liyan-ngan Nyirrwa Centre and sharing Yawuru culture.
Kevin and John Puertollano and Jimmy Edgar shared engaging stories from their childhoods’, growing up in Broome. Guests enjoyed the unique flavour combinations of Broome prepared by the Mabu Mayi Café and served by café staff and trainees from Warrmijala Murrgurlayi’s hospitality program!
Warrmijala Murrgurlayi (Rise Up to Work) kick starts popular hospitality program
The Warrmijala Murrgurlayi (Rise up to Work) program, run by Nyamba Buru Yawuru and supported by Shell, recently added a hospitality training program in partnership with Mabu Mayi Café.
The hospitality program has grown to be one of the most popular courses, run by NBY’s Community Development Team, second to station work, with 10 people going through in the last couple of months.
Telly Pearson, who was one of the original graduates of the hospitality course and works full time at Mabu Mayi Cafe, said it was exciting to see the new students preparing for their first big event.
"Just seeing the trainees, young indigenous women and men, coming in having a go... It made me proud,” she said.
Program coordinator, Carol-Anne Bernard, said it was important for NBY’s community development team to work closely with NBY’s cultural unit and integrate Yawuru culture into the program from the outset.
“The program is built on the values and behaviours of NBY and measured against the Mabu Liyan (Good Spirit) Framework, that allows individuals to achieve their training and employment goals, while enhancing their wellbeing.”
“Aunty Di does a Yawuru welcome to country and smoking ceremony at the start of our programs for all trainees so they have a good foundation upon which to progress their learning,” Carol-Anne added.
COVID Relief Packages delivered to community members
HIPPY ARE RECRUITING FAMILIES FOR 2021
The Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters (HIPPY) is a free, 2 year home based early childhood learning and parenting program that empowers parents and carers to be their child’s first teacher.
Nyamba Buru Yawuru, your local HIPPY provider, are recruiting families for 2021.
Please contact: Kamisa White on 0447 315 475 or send through an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you, or someone you know are interested.
Thanks for the tech help Telstra!!
As part of a new partnership between NBY and Telstra, a Telstra Van with tech experts were on site at the NBY Offices between 15 Sept – 18 Sept, to answer all your mobile phone and bill enquiries.
New recruits on Roebuck Plains Station
New recruits for Roebuck Plains Station, commenced a 12-month traineeship where they will complete their Cert II in Agriculture. The final 6 trainees were selected from 15 young people who participated in NBY’s 8 week Warrmijala Murrgurlayi pre-employment program. It was designed to support a larger cohort of clients as part of Roebuck Plains Station’s annual recruitment process for the traineeships.
The program included a range of activities providing life skills, social emotional wellbeing, practical skills and an opportunity to look at the work the Yawuru Country managers do out at Roebuck Station. The program partnered with local service providers to support in the delivery Broome Circle, Jobs & Skills Centre, North Regional TAFE, Alive & Kicking Goals and Nyamba Buru Yawuru’s internal cultural, country and language teams.
Mabu Mayi Café
Pop into our café at 55 Reid Road Cable Beach. Open Monday-Friday from 8am.
Mabu Mayi Café recently catered for a graduation at the University of Notre Dame. Lenny Tang Wei and Shania Ah Chee delivered an amazing menu and Sharee Dolby, Telly Pearson, Tameka Ware and Brianna Carter delivered a tip-top service.
Got an event coming up? Contact: email@example.com or call 9192 9600. Our Mabu Mayi Café offers on site and off site catering with Broome-style cuisine influenced by our seasons.
Yawuru Cultural Program
Yawuru’s cultural training programs started again after COVID restrictions were eased in the Kimberley. The demand for our Cultural Immersion and Cultural Awareness training has been so strong, we are fully booked for the remainder of the 2020 year! We are looking forward to an exciting 2021, sharing our rich and vibrant cultural experiences on Yawuru country.
In July 2020, our Cultural Unit at NBY, Yawuru Country Managers, Lore Bosses, Elders and Language Centre staff worked together with the Water Corporation to create a bespoke Yawuru cultural program. The program, with support from Gumbaraganyjal (Roebuck Plains) Station, aimed to connect Water Corporation staff more deeply with our Yawuru cultural values and beliefs, our water-related customs and the current work we are doing, monitoring and protecting our precious water sources.
Roebuck Plains Station was the best place to host our training, sharing our traditional water knowledge combined with some of the scientific knowledge we are using to manage impacts to Jila on Roebuck Station.
Green Turtle Genetics Research – Joint Management Project
Yawuru Country Managers are working with Parks Australia, Indigenous Saltwater Advisory Group (ISWAG), Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA) and other Kimberley Ranger groups, on a green turtle research project.
The research, which involves capturing green sea turtles and taking genetic samples is happening on Yawuru Nagulagun Roebuck Bay Marine Park. Joint management of the Marine Park has enabled two way learning with sharing of on-country knowledge and scientific knowledge between Country Managers and DBCA. The genetics project will identify where the green turtles that live in Yawuru Nagulagun Marine Park were born and therefore more context to assist Yawuru Country Managers to look after country.
“In terms of the actual genetics research, this is about being smart. We take a sample as do all the other ranger groups along the coast, we send it back to the laboratory and we can look at the relationship of all the turtles in our backyard and get a better understanding of where they actually come from,” explained Dean Mathews.
In addition, two satellite transmitters were deployed on turtles to understand the important habitat required by these turtles and how this may change through the seasons.
Dean Mathews, Land and Sea Manager, Nyamba Buru Yawuru explains further how this research project involves engaging and educating the next generation to participate in the, ‘blue economy.’
“We have to provide opportunities for our rangers and community groups to manage and protect key cultural values that are significant to us. Marine resources are very high on our values list.” Explains Dean.
“We want to educate our community that the turtles that forage in our local area, do not reside there. A lot of our turtles, for example the green turtle, do not have nesting sites here. Our rookeries (nesting sites) are under a lot of pressure due to climate change, fishing, plastics and hunting and so, as country managers, we have to look at how the rookeries are sustaining themselves and what do we need to do to look at the hunting aspects and frequency of take.” He said.
Cara Peek, Deputy CEO congratulated Dean on his informative interview with Sandy Dann.
“Well done Dean on a great interview. You have shared invaluable knowledge with Sandy Dann and the broader Broome Community. The green turtle genetics research project is an important project and we at NBY are proud to have you on board working closely with state and federal governments to manage and protect Yawuru land and sea."
New boat, Jurrwayi, supporting marine rangers
A new purpose-built 8.5 metre boat, named Jurrwayi, black tipped reef shark, will enable Yawuru Traditional Owners, marine rangers and Country Managers to get out on country.
Commissioned by the Marine Park Joint Management group, made up of NBY’s Yawuru marine rangers, and Parks and Wildlife Department, the vessel will help scientists and Yawuru marine rangers monitor Yawuru Nagulagun Roebuck Bay Marine Park.
Anthony Richardson, Yawuru marine ranger, says the boat will help with scientific research on country.