The aim of the Culture Program is to support Gumala Members to participate in activities that contribute to preservation, sharing and practice of all aspects of Banjima, Yinhawangka and Nyiyaparli culture. The many cultural elements include but are not limited to heritage, country, kinship, language, traditions, hunting and gathering. The program will run from 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022.
Members may access these funds to help pay for the costs associated with any activities that contribute to preservation, sharing and practice of the Banjima, Yinhawangka and Nyiyaparli culture. Activities can include language teaching or recording, history or heritage knowledge sharing, stories and songs sharing/recording, hunting and gathering, connecting to family or country, and attending Lore grounds.
Activities will usually be on country but are not limited to it and must be clearly stated on the application form.
A tax invoice, quote or supporting statement must be sourced and sent to Gumala with the Culture Program application form. Payments will be made directly to suppliers.
- Program application form
- Tax invoice or quote
- Valid Firearms Licence if purchasing guns and ammunition
Items available under the program
- Food (for activity – limit $500)
- Camping equipment
- Travel and accommodation (if travelling on country)
- Publishing costs
- Recording material costs
- Guns and ammunition purchase (must be accompanied by valid Firearms Licence)
- Other requests will be considered at GAC’s discretion
Items NOT available under the program
- Vehicle repairs
- Vehicle registrations
- Travel to AGM and meetings