BNTAC prioritise working in close consort with Our community and Bigambul people to not only provide active input and participation opportunities, but to also foster the skill, capacity and economic development of Our people and current and future generations.
There are a range of ways that Bigambul people and Traditional Owners can ‘get involved’ with BNTAC.
This page has been developed to provide regular updates and listings of key opportunities and engagement pathways for Bigagmbul people and Traditional Owners to be involved in and actively support our work programs and projects.
CURRENT ENGAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Establishment of the BNTAC NAIDOC Committee
BNTAC are currently seeking Expressions of Interest (EOIs) from Bigambul Traditional Owners and Elders to participate as part of the BNTAC NAIDOC Committee. The purpose of the NIADOC Committee will be to lead and coordinate plans and arrangements for NAIDOC celebrations each year in Goondiwindi and surrounding areas in our Determination Area.
This year’s 2020 NAIDOC them is Always was, Always will be.
BNTAC are now seeking EOI’s from interested Bigambul Traditional Owners and Elders to mobilise the Committee and planning of annual celebrations.
If you are interested in applying, please read, complete and return the below electronic EOI form.
If you have any questions regarding the BNTAC NAIDOC Committee, please contact us.
Formation of the BNTAC Elders Advisory Council
BNTAC are now seeking Expressions of Interest (EOIs) from Bigambul Elders to be part of the BNTAC Elders Advisory Council. The aim of the Council is to engage participating Elders as part of dynamic and collaborative nation building and planning; and to extend on the outcomes and momentum gained from the highly successful BNTAC 2019 Youth Summit, as well as formation of the BNTAC Youth Advisory Group.
BNTAC prioritise working directly with Bigambul people, across generations, to ensure the voices, priorities and aspirations of Our people are heard and represented, so we as a nation can support Our current and future generations’ Vision for a healthy, thriving and sustainable Bigambul nation, and the enduring continuity and transmission of our culture.
For more information about the Council and how to register your interest / apply, please see the below EOI form. If you have any questions regarding the Elders Council or the EOI process, please contact BNTAC.
Commencement of the BNTAC Language Preservation Working Group
BNTAC are currently seeking Expressions of Interest (EOIs) from Bigambul Traditional Owners and Elders to be part of the BNTAC Language Preservation Working Group. In 2019, BNTAC was successful in securing funding for the commencement of the Bigambul Language Preservation program. The aim of the program is for Bigambul people to gain information about their language for use within their families and homes, and to educate others about Bigambul culture.
A key step in mobilisation of the Language Preservation Program is formation and commencement of the Bigambul Language Preservation Working Group – who will be instrumental in providing input and oversight to the program and its stages.
For more information regarding our Language Preservation Work program and how to apply to the Working Group, please see the below EOI form.
For more information about the Language Preservation Program and formation of the Working Group, please contact BNTAC.
Invitation to join the Bigambul Casual Register of Cultural Heritage Field Officers
As a key aspect to what we do, and as part of managing our current Native Title interests, BNTAC are progressively undertaking work to develop our resources and capacity to be able to ensure a healthy, thriving and sustainable Bigambul nation – now and into the future – and from the perspective of Our People’s health, wellbeing and prosperity; as well as that of Our Country, Cultural Heritage and Waterways.
In support of both our looking after country and cultural heritage work programs, Bigambul Native Title Aboriginal Corporation (BNTAC) are now seeking Expressions of Interest (EOIs) from direct Bigambul decedents to be added to the Bigambul Register of Casual Cultural Heritage Field Officers.
This will provide a range of both paid and unpaid participation opportunities for Bigambul people. Direct experience in cultural heritage management is not a pre-requisite, and BNTAC also prioritise training and professional development opportunities and pathways as part of our commitment to the skills and capacity and economic development of Our people.
Confirmation of availability to participate and understanding that this is a casual register with no fixed guarantee of employment, are requirements of this application. To see the full eligibility requirements and view / complete and lodge the EOI form below.