News about Aboriginal country and culture in Western Australia

18 April 2011

Leadership program for young Aboriginal West Australians

Nominations are now open for the Department of Communities' One Sky, Many Paths Indigenous leadership program.

The program comprises:

• distance education where students learn online within their own community

• two residential week long conferences in Perth with an array of amazing Aboriginal speakers and leadership experiences

• a community project which participants will be responsible for creating, developing and implementing over a ten week period.

The training is accredited and conducted by Challenger Institute of Technology and participants will have a local mentor to help with their community project.

The residential weeks for young men are in May and August, and for young women in September and November.

For more information and to download the nomination form go to Participants will need someone to nominate them, a family member, community leader or elder and all applicants have to be Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander living in Western Australia and aged between 18 and 25 years.

The deadline to apply is 2nd May 2011.