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June/July 2005 Youth Grants announced



June/July 2005 Youth Grants announced


Scrymgour, Marion

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Australian Labor Party


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Northern Territory Government

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Yirrkala Dhanbul Sport and Recreation "YAKA Suicide - Manymak Life" "No Suicide - Good Life": A weekend for Indigenous youth to participate in a range of activities and events that highlight the joys of life, and will encourage young people to seek help. The weekend will be a sporting, cultural and health festival with displays from different organisations advertising their networks and allowing people to make contact in a familiar/safe environment. Activity is to coincide with NAIDOC week. Maningrida Community Education Centre Community Discos: Youth discos will provide drug and alcohol free entertainment for young people, positive role models will be present, including Djelk Indigenous Rangers, Police Officers, Medical Health Workers, Council Chairperson, Sport and Recreation Officers, Emergency Service Volunteers and Indigenous Teachers. Walungurru Community Council Walungurru Holiday Program: A holiday program aimed at those Indigenous young people who are considered at risk in relation to substance abuse, particularly with petrol sniffing. A range of workshops will be run throughout the school holidays, including bike workshops with BMX competitions, a music workshop, sporting clinics and media, computer and photography workshops. Ngkarte Mikwekenhe Community Incorporated Responsibility for Country and Community: A camp for the youth of Arnapipe and Irlpme areas will be conducted by local Indigenous elders. This event will provide a unique opportunity for young people to learn about their role and responsibilities for their culture, families and country. A rare chance for youth to be shown traditional practices. Utopia School Petrol Sniffing? No Way!: Young people aged 12 to 17 years will be taken on an overnight camp where there will be health workers, nurses and a doctor talking to small groups of young people around different camp fires. Talks will target specific needs of the group and will discuss all aspects of petrol sniffing. This activity