The Indigenous Land and Sea Corporation’s Real Jobs Program (RJP) has celebrated 15 years of delivering authentic employment and training opportunities for Indigenous Australians at its annual RJP Forum.
The 2022 edition of the RJP Forum was hosted in Larrakia Country, Darwin, Northern Territory on 6-7 December 2022.
Following a brief hiatus due to the global pandemic, the RJP Forum regrouped to celebrate the successes of the Program with 14 organisations coming together to reflect on their journeys and the path ahead.
In this year’s celebratory edition, the Forum attendees heard of the successes of two young Murumburr women, Babylon and Leah, in Cooinda. Both Babylon and Leah recently took part in a six-week social media course to equip themselves with the right skillset to promote the Kakadu region and educate visitors about the region and its culture.
ILSC Chief Operating Officer, Matthew Salmon, attended the RJP Forum and commended the participating organisations for their successes over the last year.
“The organisations shared their aspirations and challenges amongst one and another, and there was a clear theme amongst the attendees in the identification of future aspirations – further inclusivity for rangers on Country,” said Mr Salmon.
“We also heard a shared message from the organisations of further developing their diverse skillsets, including the power of social media and its ability to promote their works on Country.
“The RJP’s exceptional value in delivering real outcomes was certainly exemplified through the story of Babylon and Leah, and their experiences (shared by Neve Roseman, Cultural Engagement Manager at Kakadu Tourism) in developing social media skills.
“This is only one of the hundreds of success stories we have seen over the past 15 years of the RJP.”
The RJP has been delivering employment opportunities and targeted training for Indigenous Australians in the agribusiness, tourism, and healthy Country/conservation industries for the past 15 years.
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