KAC recognised at Port Augusta NAIDOC Awards- Organisation of the Year
Kokatha Aboriginal Corporation’s leadership in facilitating the Protecting our People (POP) program has been recognised at the 2020 Port Augusta NAIDOC Awards last night. KAC was awarded Organisation of the Year in recognition of the role played in bringing together the Kokatha, Kuyani and Barngarla communities to respond to the COVID crisis. The POP project team of Glen Wingfield, Lavene Ngatokorua, Linda Dare and David Kelly coordinated support for nearly 900 people from their communities over a 6 month period following the successful application by KAC of Vital Resource Funding from BHP. POP provided safe accommodation, assistance to travel back to country, accommodation kits, medical and hygiene kits, food and breakfast kits through a dedicated band of tireless volunteers from all three communities. At the same time, the purchase of these supplies locally generated over $200,000 for local businesses also impacted by the effects of the pandemic. Congratulations to everyone involved in coming together and delivering this support where and when it was needed.