SevGen’s dream to become a grassroots crowdfunded organisation has been made easier with the creative thinking of Barayamal’s Dean Foley and the knowledge and skills of the newly formed Infinite Flow Giveback-a-thon team. Continue Reading
The naming of this initiative would have to be the most talked about decision in the history of SevGEN’s history so far. A marketing decision based on counter intuitive positive psychology could be the most controversial decision made in SevGEN’s story ever.
But for now we fear not as we SHARE, CARE and DARE with FLAIR @ the Eumundi Blackmarket the last Friday of every month until we build our customer base and increase the market day frequency.
We made a decision that we would rethink the name after 3 critical comments about it so we aren’t attached to it being the name…
Places have been over subscribed with the the demand from our sister community to sing back up an ancient songline in the Modern Songline project. As our first court ordered young person joins us we get a stark insight into the benefit a different approach does bring.
In the months between December 2015 and May 2016 we will be showcasing the PAPPA approach as Justive reinvestment. Currently figures from 2014 and 2016 youth justice reviews show the cost to the state on an average day to be $1445 per day per offender. The Gap data continues to scream “THIS IS NOT GOOD ENOUGH”.
Please join us in our visionary and innovative model as we do what we must with what little we have to gather support for our soulful work and invest in our First Nations young people who we know are medicine for the world.
Each Wednesday and Saturday Central Desert Artists Teddy and Gayle Gibson will be painting at the Eumundi Pavillion Markets.
Come and watch as they tell stories from Jukurrpa that belong to their homelands. Listen to ancient Warlpiri language as they discuss things between themselves and share with us the significance of their work. Laugh with us as the day unfolds and we get a little giddy from being together and the euphoria of a timeless practise.
Dr Wayne Troyhan (Principal Nambour State High School)
“I strongly urge support of SevGen’s Boomerang Bus. The possibilities of what can be achieved is endless.”
On the 22nd August 2015 SevGen launched our Boomerang Bus initiative at Sunspace Cafe in Bebbington Road Doonan.
On a rainy day over 60 people attended the launch showing the strong support for the Boomerang Bus.
The attendees which included the initial lead teachers of the Sunshine Coast area were part of the smoking and clearning ceremony, conducted by Bernadette Hazzard (a Goongarri woman living in the Sunshine Coast) and Michael (world reknown Yiggi Yiggi musician and dancer) which clears the way for great work to be done from the bus.
Enquiries are coming in and with the 4th term about to start we will be planning our deliveries for 2016.
With the arrival of our 5th group from the Central Desert a new tactic for achieving our desired outcomes has emerged. Sunshine Coast has the some of the most idyllic beaches in the world and the beaches from Caloundra to Noosa have become our biggest and best resource in the Modern Songlines project.
SevGen has teamed up with Piken Surf, who offer a fantastic program that incorporates water safety, swimming proficiency assessment, surf awareness, surf lessons and water therapy activities, to begin their stay in the Modern Songlines program.
The vision with the program is to form a surf team and enter a group of Modern Songlines participants into a surf competition. We are also looking into the feasability of SevGen running a surf competition which the Modern Songlines teams will host.
Initial feasability discussions have unearthed passionate and willing volunteers amidst our Sunshine Coast Community and the idea is becoming an exciting prospect.
For an update on the progress of the Warlpiri Wave Riders concept please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0431454333
Emu Designs fashion designer Natalie Cunningham has been presented with the opportunity of a lifetime as the first Aboriginal fashion designer to be invited to participate in the prestigious New York Fasion Week to showcase their Spring Summer 2015/16 Spring Summer swimwear collection.Continue Reading