Project Management and Coordination
Bara Barang is a lead agency in Aboriginal Project Management and Coordination. We can manage with our experienced team.
Freedom Ride 2011
Bara Barang (formally Koori Connect) coordinated the 2011 Freedom Ride, re-tracing the Charles Perkins 1965 Freedom Ride with a group of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students. The project involved:
Community consultation with 21 communities throughout NSW and Queensland
Coodination of events and ceremonies in each town
Cultural protocols and respect when entering Country
Liaising with various Aboriginal community groups, government and non-government agencies
Bara Barang coordinated the Close The Gap NRL game at Bluetongue Stadium. The Close The Gap round highlighted the importance of working to improve Indigenous health, life expectancy and education and employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The project involved event coordination with Gosford City Council, Bluetongue Stadium, Manly-Warringah Rugby Leagues Club and Fixx Events for activities such as:
Community and Aboriginal Street Stalls
Welcome To Country, Smoking Ceremony and Cultural Performance
Half-time entertainment by Under 8s Aboriginal and Maori Junior Rugby League
Bara Barang also coordinated the following NRL Round between South Sydney and Manly Warringah. The project involved a Welcome To Country and Smoking Ceremony.
Youth Listening To Youth
Bara Barang, in partnership with Australian Electoral Commission and Australian Social Leadership coordinated the Youth Listening to Youth forum. The forum was an exciting new concept that aimed to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people on the Coast through a youth-led forum and inspiring stories.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are hugely underrepresented in the electoral system in Australia with a low rate of enrolment and participation in voting. It focused on creating change with young people through exercising your right to vote.