Korin Gamadji Institute

Culture is Life has partnered with Richmond Football Club’s Korin Gamadji Institute – a partnership that shares aspirations to bring to life greater awareness of the importance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture in the identity of our nation.

This partnership recognises the need to support the implementation of cultural protective factors for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people, and to reverse the disparities faced, through implementing Aboriginal-led and self-determined solutions that supports young people to thrive.

KGI brings together more than 300 young Victorians, with ancestral origins from across the nation, with the thousands of community members who engage with the Club each year.

Culture is Life will work with KGI to develop integrated programming, research and evaluation and to support the next generation of leaders through existing programs such as KGI’s Richmond Emerging Aboriginal Leadership (REAL) Program centred around active participation, health and wellbeing, personal and career pathways, leadership and cultural pride and affirmation.

Through the new partnership, the two organisations are committed to nurturing the next generation of community leaders and bringing greater awareness of the importance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture to Australia’s national identity.

Hear from participants Nakia Cadd and Michael Naawi about what the KGI REAL Program means to them

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Nakia Cadd

Michael Naawi