INDIGENOUS PROGRAM

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VIBE TRIBE

Yogaventures is owned by a proud Yirrganydji woman living on Bundjalung land. We recognise that on our collective journey to reconciliation, it's important to always acknowledge, honour and pay respect to the First Nations people and the land on which practice.

A way for us to do this and further support our Indigenous community is through our new Indigenous Membership Program.

 

In this program we offer bursary positions to our our local Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island friends in the Coolangatta QLD area. 

What's included in a bursary position?

Each position will include a 6-month Unlimited Membership with Yogaventures Coolangatta. This provides 6-month access to unlimited yoga, pilates and wellness classes at our beautiful studio and with our magical teachers!

How many bursary positions are available?

We offer up to3 x bursaries every 6-month period.

What are the requirements?

  • Must live locally within 20km of Yogaventures

  • Must provide Confirmation of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Status

 

If this sounds like you or someone you know - please apply below or share onwards!

FAQ

Why must I provide Confirmation of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Status?


Yogaventures asks for Confirmation of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Status to ensure that these opportunities retain their integrity and relevance to our Indigenous community. Our Indigenous-specific programs are intended to assist in addressing social, health and educational issues that Indigenous people face as the result of past removal policies and inadequate educational and health services. Requesting proof of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander heritage from applicants helps to make sure that this intention is honoured.




What is a Confirmation of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Status?


Confirmation of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Status is confirmation from an incorporated Aboriginal or Torres Strait organisation (stamped with the common seal). This certification is a legal document which confirms that a person:

  • Is of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent;
  • Identifies as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person; and
  • Is accepted as such within the community in which they live/have lived or have a biological cultural connection to.




Help! What if I don't have a Confirmation of Aboriginality or Torres Strait Islander Status?


Due to past removal policies and loss of connection to family, you may not have direct contact with community, however there are still plenty of options available to you. We encourage all applicants to start the process as early as possible as it can be timely.

  • Oric (Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations) has a search feature on their website that allows you to look up the town or post code where you live/have lived or have a biological cultural connection to. Any registered Indigenous Corporations from that area will be listed, giving you available contacts to start your journey.
  • Another option could be getting in contact with a Link-Up organisation. Link-Up provides family and personal research services as well as emotional support when accessing these records. Each state has their own organisations and contacts so please check the above website for your state’s info.
  • Your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Service will also be a recognised Aboriginal organisation, so they can assist you in your journey as well. Please see HealthInfoNet for a list of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health/medical services near you.
  • A family member’s Confirmation of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Status can be used if submitted with a legally binding Statutory Declaration and proof that the person whose confirmation you have supplied is related to you. E.g., If you have supplied a grandparent’s Confirmation then you will need to supply your parents birth certificate that lists that grandparent, and then also provide your own birth certificate to show relation to your parent.