Gov­er­nance award recog­nises NBY’s cul­tural com­mit­ment

Broome Advertiser - - News - Jakeb Wad­dell

Broome’s tra­di­tional own­ers have been hon­oured af­ter a na­tion­wide search for the best per­form­ing indige­nous projects and com­pa­nies.

Nyamba Buru Yawuru was named the top in­cor­po­rated or­gan­i­sa­tion at the Aus­tralian In­sti­tute of Indige­nous Gov­er­nance Awards last fort­night in front of 100 guests in Mel­bourne.

AIIG chief ex­ec­u­tive Michelle Deshong, who was part of the judg­ing panel, said the not-for-profit or­gan­i­sa­tion man­aged the Yawuru peo­ple’s as­sets in a way that ful­filled their cul­tural and cus­tom­ary obli­ga­tions.

“They em­bed the phi­los­o­phy of Mabu Liyan in ev­ery­thing they do, en­abling them to build a re­silient com­mu­nity,” she said.

Mabu Liyan means the in­ter­con­nect­ed­ness be­tween the coun­try, its peo­ple and cul­ture, and is part of NBY’s mis­sion state­ment.

The In­sti­tute for Ur­ban Indige­nous Health in Queens­land were named joint win­ners with Yawuru and to­gether they beat out four other or­gan­i­sa­tions, all of which were from WA and Queens­land.

The awards have run an­nu­ally since 2005.

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