Aboriginal community navigators deployed to Fitzroy Valley to help community access support
The State Government has deployed a group of Aboriginal community navigators to the Fitzroy Valley to help the community during the flood recovery effort.
The four navigators will work with the Bunuba, Gooniyandi, Walmajarri and Nyikina communities in the Fitzroy Valley, using their knowledge of culture and language to help disseminate important information on how to access government support.
Emergency Services Minister Stephen Dawson said the community navigators initiative was the first of its kind in WA.
“The program will support Aboriginal communities by working as a bridge between them and the incident management team. This will improve outcomes for Indigenous people impacted by the devastating Kimberley floods,” he said.
Kimberley MLA Divina D’Anna said the initiative was groundbreaking and welcomed the appointment of the community navigators.
The Aboriginal community navigators is a joint program from the Department of Emergency Services and the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.
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