First 5 Forever in the Torres Strait – connecting with families

In February, Torres Strait Island Regional Council (TSIRC) Indigenous Knowledge Centre (IKC) staff met on Thursday Island to brainstorm ways to promote First 5 Forever throughout the region. Ella Kris, TSIRC Manager Health and Wellbeing/IKC said she was keen to share the learnings with her community from participating in First 5 Forever professional development. She … Read more

Official Launch of ‘Past’ Commemorations 2018 Palm Island Centenary Celebrations

Palm Island Centenary Celebrations

Palm Island Aboriginal Shire Council launched its ‘Past’ event, reflecting on the past 100 years on Friday, 9 March 2018 with a community BBQ and ‘open mic’ session. The official launch commenced on Saturday, 10 March 2018 and was well attended by community and dignitaries. An Elders yarning circle, traditional dancers, and the official opening of … Read more

Grant opportunity in celebration of National Reconciliation Week

National Reconciliation Week is a national campaign with the aim of celebrating respectful relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other Australians. ‘Don’t Keep History a Mystery’ is the theme for 2018, which gives all Australians the opportunity to celebrate and reflect on our shared history. It is in this spirit of celebration … Read more

Deadly Digital in Townsville Libraries

Deadly Digital Communities (DDC)  is a new digital literacy program which is being delivered to Queensland’s remote and regional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Indigenous Knowledge Centres (IKCs) and selected public libraries are facilitating the program whereby participants can learn about everything from searching the internal to using social media. Townsville City Libraries is … Read more