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Stylin' Up: Pride in Self, Pride in Family and Pride in Community

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Traditional Dance Workshops: Strong in culture

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Rite of Passage: Building future leaders

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Southside Mabo Promotional Day: Sharing the knowledge

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Indigenous Community Sport and Recreation: Creating healthy, active and inclusive community's

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Inala Wangarra is a not for profit, community development organisation that delivers a variety of sport, recreation, justice, education, employment, health, cultural and arts programs for all ages. We are owned, managed and staffed by local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Our goal is to enhance and strengthen the skills and capacity of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community within Inala and surrounding areas.

Indigenous Community Sport and Recreation Program

Funded through the Department of National Parks, Sports and Racing, this program aims to increase the engagement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander local community members in healthy, positive and active lifestyle choices. Activities include Traditional Indigenous Games, Inala Family Touch Day, line dancing, West Inala Rugby League Football Club, touch football, Wangarranzza, boxing training and men’s group activities.

Naree Wandima -I rise Up program

This is a community driven program focused supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members impacted by drug and alcohol abuse. Funded through a partnership with the Institute of Urban Indigenous Health and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Health Service, this program includes a Psychologist, a Senior Mental Health Clinician and a male and female Caseworker.

Inala Indigenous Women’s Program

Our women’s program is funded through the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet and aims to increase the skills, capacity, employability, networks and self-care of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women from the local community. Activities include our Rites of Passage, women’s rugby league team, Welcome Babies to Country, women’s group activities, Sista’s Cup, Little Jarjums Playgroup and Cheerleading.

Richlands Community Justice Group and Murri Court program

Funded through the Department of Justice and Attorney General, this program works in collaboration with other local services to address issues of law and order from a community perspective. The program is here to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members with advice and support to help them navigate the justice system.

Stylin' Up program

Our creative arts program is funded through Brisbane City Council and offers a diverse range of art mediums and showcase opportunities to enhance the skill base of local young artists. The program has two components – workshops and performances based in Inala; workshops and performances beyond the roundabouts. Activities include Jarjums Life Museum, Dear Inala postcards, Hip Hop Dance Crew and Circles – Female only choir.

Aged Care program

In partnership with the Institute for Urban Indigenous Health Service and the Inala Elders, this program aims to provide our Elders with culturally safe, high quality in home support. Funded through the Department of Health – Aged Care, the program is completely client focused and client driven with an emphasis on upholding our traditional cultural values.

West Inala Rugby League Football Club

Wangarra does not receive any funding for this program and relies on the registration fees or sponsorship to continue to operate such an iconic institution for this community. Opened in 1956, the club is overseen by a Steering Committee of local community members and includes teams from Under 6’s all the way up to Women’s Opens and Masters.

INDIGENOUS YOUTH MENTOR PROGRAM

As part of the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training Skilling Queenslanders funding, this program works young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander locals attached to the youth justice system. The program aims to support and mentor participants through a suite of culturally safe accredited. The training is delivered by a local community mentor and includes adventure based learning.

COMMUNITY RESOURCE OFFICER PROGRAM

Funded through the Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships, this program aims to support young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their families at risk or impacted by suicide. The program strives to work with all local agencies to provide a holistic, collaborative response to youth suicide.

COMMUNITY PROGRAMS

These community activities are designed, planned, delivered and evaluated by local Aboriginal and Torres Strait community members and workers and is administrated by Wangarra. These annual activities include Inala NAIDOC celebrations, Southside Mabo Promotion Day, Inala Community Christmas Party, Brisbane Blacks Rugby League team and Too Solid Awards. Wangarra completes all governance tasks for each activity, while providing support and mentorship to community members driving the activity.

Inala Indigenous Women’s Program

Our women’s program is funded through the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet and aims to increase the skills, capacity, employability, networks and self-care of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women from the local community. Activities include our Rites of Passage, women’s rugby league team, Welcome Babies to Country, women’s group activities, Sista’s Cup, Little Jarjums Playgroup and Cheerleading.

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