Koya Aboriginal Corporation
Koya Aboriginal Corporation’s overarching vision is to create an innovative and sustainable organisation that maintains the heritage of Aboriginal culture; generates income, employment and recognition for Aboriginal people; and, through genuine Aboriginal knowledge, promote understanding and harmony with the environment and people, resulting in a social return to both the wider and Aboriginal community.
Part of our vision is to also establish partnerships with the goal to create, engage and sustain cultural security that will ensure Aboriginal community thriving. Koya proposes a transformative relationship, sympathetic to existing Aboriginal heritage, culture, language and values, which is capable of driving meaningful social and cultural change locally and nationally.
Here are some of our projects:
Kaat, Koort n Hoops (KKnH) - Link >
Kaat, Koort n Hoops (Head, Heart and Hoops) is a sports and wellbeing program for children and young people.
Kinship Empowerment Program (KEP) - Link >
Kinship Empowerment Program (KEP) operate various activities that include engagement and meetings with key stakeholders, visits to school, delivering workshops, community gatherings targeted at students in Years 4, 5 and 6.
Guthoo: We are One, Kalgoorlie Youth Project - Link >
The untimely death of an Aboriginal young person in 2016 highlighted community concern for stronger engagement with youth, demonstrated by the high rate of youth antisocial behaviour occurring in the community.
Mooditj Relationships - Link >
The Mooditj Relationships project will develop, pilot and evaluate a holistic, strengths-based, culturally safe and effective, resilience and relationships education program for Aboriginal young people aged 10-14 years.
Koya has a number of plans in place that are being execute short, mid and long term over a number of years, such as the Partnership Development Plan which is intended to provide a practical, realistic and achievable framework for the transition of Aboriginal community development to community thriving.
Koya has operated in the Swan region for ten years and has served all members of that community, Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal, in a variety of different ways. We believe in empowering people to achieve their goals by providing the tools and support to put their own ideas and initiatives in motion. Koya aims to create an innovative and sustainable community owned and controlled Aboriginal business that:
- maintains the heritage of its artists’ culture;
- generates income, employment and recognition for their talent; and
- through genuine Aboriginal knowledge and practices, promotes understanding and harmony with the environment and people, resulting in a social return to the State of Western Australia.