Ngalaya Update September

Published by Eliza Salvatori on

Project Officer
Update: September

Hi Ngalaya Community, 

I’m Eliza Salvatori, a Saltwater Budawang (Yuin) woman and Ngalaya’s new Project Officer. 

I acknowledge the Gadigal Peoples of the Eora nation from which Ngalaya Indigenous Corporation is based. I want to extend my acknowledgement to the Bidjigal and Dharug Peoples and all other First Peoples of what is now called New South Wales, as the protectors and custodians of country. 

I hope you are keeping safe, healthy and happy. 

At the beginning of August, I joined the Ngalaya team as Project Officer.  Working alongside Ngalaya’s Executive Director, Jason O’Neil, I am running Ngalaya’s first funded project, the First Nations Legal Career Pathways Project.

By way of an update, Jason and I are working hard on developing digital resources for First Nations high school students and law students. Our goal is to grow and empower the next generation of deadly First Nations lawmakers. 

Over the past month, we have created a number of guides and information resources about studying law and career pathways. You can find these on our new and improved website, which we have developed together (as inspired amateur website creators). We are focused on growing the Ngalaya community and engaging more with existing (and new) members. We aim to do this by increasing our online presence, particularly through social media and digital storytelling. 

It is all very exciting, and it’s a privilege to be working on such a meaningful project.

If you’d like to be part of the team or get involved in the project, we’d love to hear from you. We’re always looking for members and any other First Nations people who would like to help us out. You can do this by contributing some of your stories or artworks, or by taking up some of our volunteer opportunities, which you can learn more about here.

Finally, I would like to express my sincere thanks to all of you for your continued support of Ngalaya, and for welcoming me to the Ngalaya team. 

Stay safe and stay deadly.

Eliza

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