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Pongah Kibulk Horticulture Training Facility

“Pongah Kibulk” means big-mob plants and this is the name of the BIITE Horticulture Training Facility which is currently under construction.  Pongah Kibulk is the name given to this facility by Kungarakan traditional owners and elders. Construction of Pongah Kibulk is full steam ahead
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Jeanie Bell honoured at NAIDOC reception

Thirty one years after forming an organisation dedicated to the preservation and revitalisation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages, a group of Elders was honoured in an event at Government House in Canberra on Friday the 6th July. The reception was organised by the Eas
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Listen You Women, Your Breasts Are Precious

  Dawn Ross, Family Wellbeing Coordinator, Faculty Health Business and Science at Batchelor Institute was one of a group of women who helped develop this DVD for the purpose of education around breast cancer awareness for remote Aboriginal women. These women came from the Arrernt
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Strengthening Mowanjum Languages

  Mowanjum Community is working in partnership with Batchelor Press to revive their languages and strengthen their culture and languages for future generations. There are three language groups living at Mowanjum Community (15km south of Derby). Worrorra, Ngarinyin and Wunambal El
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PhD Candidate awarded an Australia Council Fellowship

  Jenny Fraser, who is currently a PhD Candidate at Batchelor Institute, has been awarded an Australia Council Fellowship at the 5th National Indigenous Arts Award held at the Sydney Opera House, May 27, 2012. Presented by the Australia Council’s Aboriginal and Torres Strai
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A new direction in life

Sharna Motlap graduated from high school and was planning on taking a gap year before beginning study. Unfortunately the gap year didn’t go to plan. She was left feeling frustrated and without direction. “I didn’t know what I was doing. I knew I wanted to go to uni but I wasn’t quite
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Jacki Fleet – Sea Country: Top End

BATCHELOR INSPIRED ART IN GOVERNMENT HOUSE COLLECTION Batchelor Institute Senior Lecturer, Faculty Education, Arts and Social Science, Jacki Fleet has recently sold one of her own pieces of work purchased for display in Government House, Darwin. Sea Country: Top End was developed as p
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BIITE signs historic agreement

An historic agreement signed today between Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education and TAFESA Adelaide South Institute (TASI) will improve learning delivery to CDEP participants of remote Northern Territory and South Australian communities. Director of Batchelor Institute
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Chereeta’s Story

Chereeta is a Paakantyi woman who was born in Mildura, Victoria. Her ambition is to study business, and then eventually own her own business, but above all to make her family proud of her. Although she loved primary school Chereeta never completed High school because she was bullied.
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