Resources and Publications

Included here are relevant links to resources and publications of particular relevant to indigenous volunteering.

Forums – Giving and Volunteering in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse and Indigenous Communities

Publisher: Australian Government Department of Social Services

The Department of Social Services (DSS) commissioned the Cultural and Indigenous Research Centre Australia (CIRCA) to organise and facilitate a series of forums to discuss the findings and opportunities from the recent research conducted by CIRCA into giving and volunteering in culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) and Indigenous communities.

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Language Revival Fact Sheets

Publisher: Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages 

The Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages has produced this series of factsheets to support communities working to revive their languages. These factsheets reflect what we learned from the Meeting Point Project, which was run between 2008 and 2014. In that project, we focussed on the ways revival languages are being brought back into communities by Elders, language workers and language activists. All the fact sheets are about these newly living languages, brought from the past into the present and future. To download the whole series click here.

Economic and Social Impacts of Indigenous Community Volunteers

Publisher: KPMG

The KPMG report Economic and Social Impacts of Indigenous Community Volunteers (ICV) Activities endorses the value of the ICV model of invitation and local empowerment to achieve social and economic impacts. Findings are based on analysis by KPMG of ICV’s work in two Indigenous communities in NT and WA. The report recommends ICV continues to pursue its community development approach which puts communities at the forefront, building on existing community strengths, partnerships, assets and local knowledge.

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Aboriginal Affairs Framework and Support

The VGAAR report delivers the latest available information on how government is faring in responding to the systemic inequalities experienced by Aboriginal people in Victoria, according to the VAAF’s 6 strategic action areas.

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