From the indigenous Queensland tribal dialect word meaning “strong mateship”.
Bundji Bundji Mission
To empower Indigenous young people by providing culturally appropriate support and advocacy and facilitating a sense of identity through spiritual, cultural and community reconnection.
What Do We Offer?
The Bundji Bundji Partnership provides an outreach support service for at risk Indigenous young people at risk.
Bundji Bundji is a voluntary program which aims to bring Indigenous young people closer to their communities, culture and traditions and offers support by providing:
Consistent, trusting & supportive relationships
Visits and other supports when in Youth Justice facilities
Crucial skills (self esteem, personal strength, sense of responsibility) necessary to the transition process from institutional life to life in the community
Linkages to programs run by partner organisations including mentoring, employment, cultural and spiritual awareness programs
Who are the Young People?
Bundji Bundji is available to Indigenous young people residing in the North-West region of Melbourne, aged 10-21 years of age who are:
- Serving community-based orders in the North/West metropolitan Melbourne
- ‘At risk’ of entering the Youth Justice System
It is recognised that many of these young people often transition from city to rural settings.
Narana Aboriginal Cultural Centre
Narana Creations is an Australian Aboriginal cultural tourism & educational Enterprise that is committed to providing a welcome entree to today’s Indigenous culture. Narana Creations is a division of the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress that is the Aboriginal arm of the Uniting Church in Australia. The emphasis is on building healthy relationships and developing a shared understanding. The Congress is wholly controlled by Aboriginal people and works with Aboriginal people building self-reliance and a new future. www.narana.com.au
Bundji Bundji Relocation
The Bundji Bundji program has relocated from Parkville to the Minajalku Centre in Thornbury.
13 Rossmoyne Street
Thornbury VIC 3071
Tel: 03 9445 0770
Fax: 03 9480 1186
Aboriginal Services Manager
0448 096 047
03 9445 0768
03 9445 0769