Community Message Stick

Pindari is always keen to be involved in initiatives, which provide opportunities for cultural exchange between Indigenous and non-Indigenous community members… initiatives that celebrate individuality, encourage respect and foster connection and support between members of the broader community.

Woolkabunning Kiaka

“Been there, left & returned to the place of many hills”

“Our organisation is looking to create a positive place of healing and development for the children of the mission and their families. Roelands Mission was home to over 500 stolen generation children. Today it is about creating an area where culture can be rediscovered and opportunities can begin to grow.” (Roelands Village)

Working Together Pindari Director David Pidek was nominated as a Roelands Village Academy Limited non-executive Director in 2020 and is actively supporting their business, training and employment development in the South West. It is his aim to work closely with Roelands to help them develop their own workforce through mentoring and contract opportunities in the South West.

Pindari and the Woolkabunning Kiaka Aboriginal Corporation (WKAC) have been working together since early 2020 and have formalised commercial, labour hire engagements in place to conduct inspections, reporting and minor repair work together on State owned assets in the South West..

Cultural Awareness Training Day

Family Day Pindari staff and their families spent a day of cultural awareness and learning at Roelands Village in late 2020. The day’s highlights included a talk from Les Wallam, Roelands CEO, and well known Roelands Ambassador, Syd Jackson, about life on the mission followed by a lunch of Kangaroo Stew and damper, a tour of Roelands’ bush foods garden and an engaging art lesson that everyone thoroughly enjoyed.

Supporting Koongamia

Community Sport Sponsorship Koongamia Community & Sporting Association Established in 2000 by Ron Woods and currently captained by Chris Ryder, the Koongamia Football Club is growing from strength to strength. Pindari has entered its 3rd year of sponsorship of the Club which nominated 3 teams this year including a new female team “Yorka” who also proudly wear the Pindari logo on their jerseys.

“The Yorka team is coming along well and we’ve appointed a coaching duo who understand the delicateness of the new team and the league and are wanting to see the Yorka team become successful.”

Chris Ryder.

Dilly Bags Program

Pindari is proud to support Jan Kane and her team with a ‘Dilly Bags’ program. This annual project provides homeless Indigenous people with toiletries, water bottles and Beanies to ease their hardship. This small gesture helps provides increased self-worth and pride to these individuals and in some small way, assists them towards a safer and more secure outcome. This year Derbarl Yerrigan reached out to Pindari for basic grooming kits (toiletries, lip balm, hair ties) for the Aboriginal girls of Armadale High school, which were gratefully received.

NAIDOC Week

NAIDOC week is a time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements. Staff members proudly represent Pindari at the NAIDOC celebrations across our work sites and employees are often honoured by being asked to take part in the Flag Raising Ceremonies. Our teams also enjoy special BBQs and love spending time with the inspirational speakers who come to the events.

Because of Her We Can

In 2018 Pindari delivered special edition ‘Because of Her We Can’ Head Socks for all Team Members. This year it was ‘Voice, Treaty, Truth’ Beanies and our sponsorship of the inaugural NAIDOC Deadly Moonlight Coming Together Ball, hosted by the City of Busselton. The Ball is the initiative of a young, local Aboriginal woman working to develop a NAIDOC week event that acknowledges the unique Aboriginal culture that exists in WA’s southwest.