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Wilco partners on US hydro technology

Majority Aboriginal-owned business Wilco Electrical recently secured distributorship across the state for cutting-edge US technology that draws water from air.

Indigenous contractors deliver through diversity

SPECIAL REPORT: An emerging indigenous contractor has called for a strategic rethink of the sector after a tumultuous year.

West Pilbara corp boosts commercial offering

SPECIAL REPORT: Buurabalayji Thalanyji Aboriginal Corporation is a registered native title body that has evolved rapidly in recent years to have growing commercial operations supported by strong governance and financial practices.

NPJV wins Maca contract

A joint venture between indigenous group Njamal Services and Pilbara Resource Group has added to its work book as a sub-contractor to MACA on a major lithium project.

Waste JV wins Rio contract

A joint venture established by global waste management company Veolia and indigenous partner Our Country has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract covering Rio Tinto’s entire Pilbara iron ore operations.

Indigenous gallery creates interest at Watertown

A team of talented young indigenous artists has brought colour to the walls of a retail space in Watertown, owned by Lendlease, with the opening of a new gallery led by 21-year-old Noongar man Peter Farmer Jnr.

New Century hails landmark indigenous agreement

New Century Resources has awarded a mining services contract to an indigenous joint venture as part of what the company claims to be an Australian-first agreement with traditional owners.

Native title over WA gas hub area recognised

Aboriginal communities in Western Australia's Kimberley region have had their native title rights recognised over 12,050 square kilometre of land on the Dampier Peninsula, including James Price Point.

Court case reveals Pilbara Aboriginal rift

A Supreme Court judgement and a stoush with the state government over a new iron ore mine have shone a revealing light on the activities of the Eastern Guruma people and their business interests.

AAMC signs on FMG for Aboriginal-owned mine

Australian Aboriginal Mining Corporation chairman Daniel Tucker is confident the company will become the first Aboriginal-owned and operated iron ore miner this year, after signing a mine gate sales deal with Fortescue Metals Group.

NYFL into administration

Roebourne-based indigenous group Ngarluma Yindjibarndi Foundation, which employs more than 50 people at its business operations throughout the Pilbara, has been placed into voluntary administration.

WA supports International Women's Day

Fourteen females have been inducted into the WA Women’s Hall of Fame today as part of International Women’s Day, while a new report out reveals a spike in female board appointments to start the year.

Culture drives leadership program

A unique initiative launched earlier this month based on the six seasons of the Noongar calendar aims to grow indigenous leadership skills through culturally appropriate training, according to co-founder Rishelle Hume.

Ballet dances Dreamtime

Collaboration is key for the launch of the West Australian Ballet’s 2018 season, as ballerinas and indigenous dancers come together to perform the contemporary work Milnjiya, while opera singer Deborah Cheetham provides support with a score of traditional indigenous sounds.

Indigenous art meets high fashion in Perth

A fashion collaboration between internationally renowned Jimmy Choo, local designer Alvin Fernandez, and Western Australian indigenous artist Peter Farmer was brought to Perth earlier this week for a temporary exhibition.

Major indigenous contractor into administration

Indigenous contracting group Eastern Guruma, which has contracts or joint ventures with the likes of Rio Tinto, Fortescue Metals Group, NRW Holdings and Carnegie Clean Energy, has been placed into administration.

Whittens wins Pilgangoora work

Local construction company Whittens has won a $10 million contract for work on Pilbara Minerals’ Pilgangoora lithium project.

$38m native title deal for Hedland

The state government and the Kariyarra people have signed an agreement that will enable existing and future expansion of Port Hedland's port and development of residential land in South Hedland.

Indigenous JVs win $6m in work

Two indigenous business joint ventures have been awarded a combined $5.9 million worth of contracts in the Pilbara.

Sheffield launches Aboriginal work program

Sheffield Resources has launched an indigenous employment program for its Thunderbird mineral sands project near Derby, as it deals with an appeal by a local Aboriginal group against recent project approvals.

Indigenous research success shows value of a good yarn

The impact of a WA initiative that empowers young Aboriginal women was recently showcased at the World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education.

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