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Ayakwa : a publication of the Anindilyakwa Land Council



Ayakwa : a publication of the Anindilyakwa Land Council

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Anindilyakwa Land Council newsletter


Anindilyakwa Land Council


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Date:2012-11; October/November; Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).; This publication contains may contain links to external sites. These external sites may no longer be active.




Groote Eylandt (N.T.); Anindilyakwa Land Council; Aboriginal Australians; Land tenure; Periodicals

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Issue 11, October/November 2012 Edition

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8 | CMYK SPOT A Ayakwa | A PUBLICATION OF THE ANINDILYAKWA LAND COUNCIL aCHIEVEMEnT: robyn amagula, Kristina Durrilla, Diane Lalara, Cheryl Kerindun, Deserall Lalara, Clarissa Mamarika, Jodie Lalara, Kerstal Mamarika and Lorenzia Wurramarrba. celebrate the end of their course with certificates and photos. The store is the only retail outlet on Bickerton Island and offers community members a wide range of food, clothing, fuel, mechanical and electrical requirements. Lagulalya spokesman Joaz Wurramara said the handover was in support of Lagulalyas recent foray into the business world. The Bickerton Island community was keen to establish local ownership, Joaz said. GEBIE continues to support the business financially and with inkind support such as business advice. Lagulalya is continuing to promote local employment and is looking at training a local person to become assistant manager or manager. Community takes over store ownership Women complete hospitality training Each day at least 10 women attended the course where they learnt the basics of hospitality, both the theory and practical. They learned different cooking techniques and the importance of hygiene in the kitchen. It was amazing to see how far the girls came in such a short amount of time, trainer Catherine Debeck said. On the first day, the ladies were given hospitality uniforms which they wore every day for the month. GEBIE Job Shop training coordinator Katie McDonald said they looked professional in their uniforms she could hardly recognise them. The Job Shop also hired Robyn Amagula as a mentor to help work out any issues, language barriers, family or cultural problems participants had. Robyn is an amazing woman. Her strength and ability to guide all the ladies each day is what made this course so successful, Catherine said. I wouldnt have been able to do it without her. Katie said Robyn was a remarkable mentor for the women in the community. Each day the women where picked up by Job Shop work experience supervisor Rodney Kerr. Without Rodneys help the ladies would not have been able to get to the co urse, Katie said. He made sure every woman was picked up and taken to the course. He also dropped them all home in the afternoon. For the last week of the course, the women did work experience in Alyangula. Kerstal Mamarika and Dianne Lalara worked at the Express Mart supermarket, where from the first day they were hard at work at the cash register. SKILLS: Kerstal Mamarika worked hard at work at the cash register. Deserall Lalara and Kristina Durilla worked at the Alyangula Area School canteen, preparing lunches for the school students. Cheryl Kerindun, Lorenzia Lalara and Clarissa Mamarika worked at the Dugong, doing housekeeping. The Job Shop is planning to hold more training throughout the year in a number of fields including hospitality. Ten women have successful finished a month-long hospitality course, held at the Dugong beach resort in June. Management of the Milyakburra Store has been transferred from GEbIE to the newly formed Lagulalya aboriginal Corporation. EConoMy

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