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NOTE: The use of the word Aboriginal means Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander What is the mission? Burrunju Aboriginal Corporation was established in 2006 to provide local Aboriginal people with an opportunity to realise their dream of self- determination by providing an avenue to sell art. What industry is it in? Burrunju has programs in the following areas: Initiating programs to improve the resilience and the wellbeing of the local Aboriginal community. Providing a Community Support Service in the Queanbeyan area - through the Indigenous Community Links office Providing a consigment service for the marketing, sale and leasing of Aboriginal Art & Craft What is the Boards vision? Consistent with the drive and vision of its founder, the late Bob Huddleston, the Burrunju Board has a vision that includes establishing a sustainable business that: Delivers culturally-appropriate programs to improve the resilience and the wellbeing of the local Aboriginal community Creates meaningful and sustainable employment for members of the local Aboriginal community Ensures that younger members of the local Aboriginal community are familiar with their culture and heritage so it can be passed on to future generations Forms productive partnerships with other Aboriginal communities and businesses; and with organisations that provide services to Aboriginal communities and businesses. Board of Directors: Dale Huddleston: Chairperson Dale is a renowned Aboriginal Artist, born in Sydney in 1965 and is connected to Ngardi language group in the Roper River region of East Arnhem Land through his fathers people and has cultural ties with the Wiradjuri tribe of NSW through his mothers people from the Talbragar people, Dubbo Currently working with the youth at Gugan Gulwan Aboriginal Corporation. Has been involved with the local koori community since the 1980's particularly as a musician and has performed at many functions both local and nationally with Riverbank Band. Mick Ella: Director Mick is an Aboriginal man�and is connected to the La Peruse community.  Currently employed at Winnunga Nimmityjah AMS and has been involved with the local Aboriginal people and community for over 30 years and provides general support to the Board.  Mark Huddleston: Director Born in Sydney in 1969 and is connected to Ngardi language group in the Roper River region of East Arnhem Land through his fathers people and has cultural ties with the Wiradjuri tribe of NSW through his mothers people from the Talbragar people, Dubbo. Currently working as Program Manager with NSW Juvenile Justice working with the youth programs. Actively involved with local koori activities in Wollongong, Nowra, Campbelltown and surrounding areas including Canberra. Is an artist and has created many Aboriginal paintings over the past 20 years Mark provides assistance in program reporting and grant applications for the operations of Burrunju. Dean Jard : Deputy Chair An Aboriginal man from the south coast through his mother's people and is an active member in the local community. Currently employed with the Gugan Gulwan Youth Aboriginal Corporation as the Reconnect Family Liaison officer and assisted with youth camps. Dean has three young children and is passionate about�their needs to ensure they have a good education and hope to instil the needs of education with our younger generation. Dean has experience with IT and his main hobby is in photography, has good organisational skills and provdes general input to the organisation. Pam Yealland Is a Wiradjuri woman from Talbragar Dubbo.  Has been living in Canberra since 2004 and works at Winnunga Nimmityjah AMS as access officer in the midwife program. Pam is well known and respected in the local indigenous community and is actively involved with general community activities including Naidoc days, reconciliation and attends local indigenous projects.  Pam is a self motivated person and provides support as required for the Burrunju art gallery including regional stalls. Ebony Joseph Ebony is a young Aboriginal woman with links to the Wiradjuri Talbragar tribe through her mother and Yidinji tribe from Atherton tablelands through her father’s family. Ebony is committed to Burrunju and wants to learn and assist in activities through Burrunju Art Gallery.  She often works there as receptionist and general assistant and has worked on the data base for artworks listed there. Ebony has learnt how to exhibit art for display at the gallery,  how to set up stalls for local and regional exhibitions and is keen to learn how to apply for grant funding.  Ebony has lived in Canberra from an early age and attended many local indigenous functions, also played with Shadows basketball team during high school years.
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Special Note: Burrunju Aboriginal Art Gallery will be closed from Thursday 22 Decmber 2016 at 1pm to Wednesday 4 January 2017 Opening Times:    10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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