Indigenous Carbon Industry Network commenced the first of four Governance consultation sessions in Western Australia last week.
ICIN Coordinator, Anna Boustead, and Governance Advisor, Willie Rioli, travelled to both Broome and Derby last week to seek feedback on ICIN's proposed Governance changes from member organisations based in Western Australia. The main consultation session was held in Derby on Thursday, 15 April, and was attended by representatives from Wunambal Gaambera, Wilinggin Aboriginal Corporation, Walalakoo Aboriginal Corporation, and Dambimangari Aboriginal Corporation.
While in Broome, the ICIN team also met with representatives from Nyamba Buru Yawuru, as well as the Kimberley Land Council. ICIN received very good feedback from our WA members, and despite the challenges of the past few months, it was also good to reconnect face to face with some of our member organisations again.
Thank you to Cathy Goonack from Wunambal Gaambera, Rachel Treacy from Wilinggin Aboriginal Corporation, Ray de Silva from Walalakoo Aboriginal Corporation, Kelly Gardiner from Dambimangari Aboriginal Corporation, and Kristina Koenig from the Kimberley Land Council, for attending the consultation session in Derby, and a special thanks goes to Kristina for her assistance in helping to organise the Derby session. Thank you also to Terri Janke & Company for their assistance in helping to draft material for our consultation session.
The consultation session that was held in Derby is the first of four sessions being organised by ICIN. ICIN also held a second consultation session for Northern Territory based member organisations in Darwin (more on that session will be told in another blog post), and will be holding a third session for Queensland based member organisations in Cairns next week. A fourth session will be held online on 5 May, and will be an opportunity for member organisations that were not able to attend the first three sessions, to provide their feedback on ICIN's proposed governance changes.