Eumundi Blackmarket: What’s in a name?

Some people love it,
Some people hate it,

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…

Eucalypt blossom in stages
Celebrating Country with Seasonal Blooms every market day

Little Mob No 7,8,9: Justice Reinvestment: Evidencing the demand and urgent need

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.

Thrilled to be Sharing @ Eumundi Markets

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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.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Boomerang Bus News

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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.

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New development in Modern Songlines Project: Warlpiri Wave Riders

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Warlpiri Wave Riders

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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 or call 0431454333


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Sunshine Coast Grassroots Football Carnival

Kenny Sullivan started a 6 month contract with us at SevGen trying his hand at marketing. After a short time Kenny’s passion for football was uncontainable.

Discussions with Managing Director Terri Waller followed and Kenny tabled the question of a Sunshine Coast Football Carnival. Terri asked Kenny just one question, ‘Will you do what ever it takes to get the carnival on the park?’ Kenny confidently said a resounding yes and the concept was created.

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NMX: Nambour Motorcross

If dirt bike riding is something you are passionate about then keep your eye on Nambour Motorcross.

NMX is the Nambour Motocross Project. It runs on the Philosophy that:

“The only thing we ever truly own in this world, is the space we’re standing In. If we can be Responsible for that, the rest will fall into place”.
The Project is run through SevGen, and is aligned with the value of the organisation. NMX particularly takes into account SevGen’s perspective that, based on indigenous ecological ways of being, “expects every human deliberation to consider the impacts of their actions…”
Here at NMX we value dirt biking, fun and getting out into the great outdoors, but we have a strong underlying ethical approach to safety of self, others, property and environment, as well as respect for the consequences of our actions.
Nambour Motocross Project (NMP) aims to provide recreational activities to youth aged between 13-18 years of age. The project will also create a healthy, secure environment wherein a person can access the legal use of dirt-bikes safely, belong to a club, receive training, education, support and mentoring. Participants will also be able to socialise with other youth in a similar demographic. The project also aims to foster a sense of belonging and ownership in the participant. In the beginning of the project we will be looking at working with people within this age bracket, due to the fact that other equipment would need to be purchased for those younger or older, however age will not necessarily be restricted, as use of that equipment will also be determined by weight and ability.
The project also aims to foster community and business alliances. In the first instance activities will take place at the Coolum Motocross Track, an existing motocross facility and a well-established and reputable Sunshine Coast sporting club that is affiliated with MQLD. It is also our aim to build partnerships and collaboration with existing services in our community, as a pose to ‘overlapping’ and ‘duplicating’ them. We welcome any input that you may have.
NMX nurtures our relationship with SevGen (and other indigenous and non-indigenous organisations) and takes very seriously, our capacity to validate our community’s movement towards Reconciliation and imbedding Indigenous Perspective in all ways of learning and being. This is the act of acknowledging our Traditional Custodians, both past and present, and honouring the space in which we reside, which we sincerely pay our respects too.