Bilya Koort Boodja Centre Opening
Our Northam Team Leader and Aboriginal Workforce Development Coordinator Brenda DeAtta represented us at the official opening of the new Bilya Koort Boodja Centre in Northam on 11 August.
The Bilya Koort Boodja Centre for Nyoongar Culture and Environmental Knowledge offers an interactive educational experience that recognises the rich Aboriginal and environmental presence in the Nyoongar Ballardong region. The Centre will protect, celebrate and share the culture of the Nyoongar people and highlight land management practices that draw upon the knowledge of the land’s traditional custodians.
Bilya Koort Boodja translated means river, heart, land.
Pictured here is Brenda with four of our clients who she has assisted into employment and an Aboriginal trainee that she has mentored through her traineeship at the opening, all of who now proudly work at the centre.