First Nations Foundation was deeply honoured to be asked to deliver the Australian keynote address at the first ever International Indigenous finance conference held in Vancouver 2-5 October. Our CEO Amanda Young asked the audience to look to the future and to the past to find the human capital we need to create sustainable Indigenous communities.
Chiefs from First Nations, Inuit, Metis, Maori, Native American and Ecuador shared their wisdom, young talented leaders from around the world inspired us with their vision for the future yet everyone shared the same deep truth: our history, our governance, our culture are the strongest elements which have helped us survive to today and will make us thrive in the future.
@AFOACanada and Terry Goodtrack, thank you for creating this warm, intelligent inaugural event. We look forward to the next event in Aotearoa, New Zealand.
Running a national Indigenous financial charity just got a whole lot easier: First Nations Foundation has teamed up with Uniting Kildonan to share space at 1 Gold Street Collingwood. Kildonan offers financial and energy programs and are the perfect roomie!
Talk about a smart partnership: First Nations Foundation is passionate about money skills and AFL Sportsready are passionate about giving Indigenous workers the best start to their careers. This week we joined forced and will soon be training 250 Indigenous trainees around Australia on how to build the best start to their careers and achieve their dreams.
Andrew Baker (Perpetual), Dean Foly (Barayamal), Josephine Cashman (Big River Impact Foundation) and Amanda Young (CEO First Nations Foundation).
The financial sector has a part to play in helping Indigenous Australia tap into its potential, an audience in Sydney heard today at the annual Leadership Summit held by the Financial Services Council, chaired by First Nations Foundation.
Aboriginal business and thought leaders Dean Foley and Josephine Cashman spoke passionately about the exciting future of Indigenous enterprise and new, vibrant partnerships.
Dean Foley is an Indigenous business incubator and accelerator and has Barayamal, a Foundation growing the bright business ideas of Indigenous people. Josephine Cashman is the Managing Director of Big River Impact Foundation which is partnering with the financial world to drive impact and change in Indigenous Australia. Andrew Baker, General Manager, Perpetual manages 17 Native Title bodies and shared the business and community wealth building in communities.
Our Alliance Partner the Financial Services Council have invited First Nations Foundation to chair an excellent panel of speakers for in Sydney at its annual conference 25-26 July 2017. We talk to Josephine Cashman, Managing Director of Big River Impact Foundation, Dean Foley, Indigenous digital entrepreneur and Andrew Baker, Native Title Trustee about powering up the Indigenous economy. Book now: https://fsc.org.au/website-events/fsc-leaders-summit/
It poured with rain but in Brisbane the First Nations Foundation Big Super Day Out was a huge success - 60 Indigenous people helped with their superannuation. One person found $18,000 they didn't know they had and two lucky people won iPads thanks to our sponsors AIST and AustralianSuper.
We hope to be back again next year at the NAIDOC Family Fun Day Musgrave Park. Comment if you would like us to come back!!
What's a hackathon? Something Google, Microsoft and Apple do in Silicon Valley for brilliant IT ideas.
Segue to Brisbane Australia, add Indigenous charities First Nations Foundation, AILC, The Streets Movement and SevGen and you get genius IT solutions to help charities reach more people. The vision of Dean Foley at Barayamal, an Indigenous entrepreneur, business incubator and accelerator was behind this BRILLIANT idea. 60 IT business and marketing people turned up to volunteer at this event over a weekend.
An app to help people buying a car work out if they are getting a good deal or a bad deal based on interest rates, terms and insurance? How handy is that???
First Nations Foundation on the cutting edge, hackers and hustlers helping us along...the impact of our Foundation just took off exponentially.
Mark down the date. FNF went digital today. We are going to start helping thousands of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people master their money skills.
Picture this: the amazing skills of the digital world coming together with Indigenous charities. What do you get? HUGE opportunities to grow the impact of community work!
First Nations Foundation will be at the first Give Backathon in Brisbane on 20 May 2017. Organised by Barayamal, a business incubator/accelerator business run by Aboriginal entrepreneur Dean Foley, four lucky Indigenous charities will be treated to the IT genius and skills of over 70 participants, volunteering their time for good causes.
Stay tuned to FNF news to learn more. If you want to participate, be quick: spots are filling fast. Go to the Give Backathon link.