NAIDOC Perth became an incorporated association under the Associations and Incorporations Act 1987 (WA) on 2 January 2008. Click to download a copy of the NAIDOC Perth constitution.
You can become a member of Perth at any time. Membership is $10 per year. To become a member, please download a membership application form and send to NAIDOC Perth.
- A copy of the NAIDOC Perth Annual Report;
- The opportunity to stand for a Committee position; and
- Voting rights at the AGM.
2013 NAIDOC Perth Committee:
The 2013 Committee was elected on the 21 February 2013.
Glenda Kickett - Chairperson
Glenda is the Executive Manager of Centrecare’s Djooraminda service which provides support to Indigenous children and families. Glenda is a Wahjuk/Ballardong woman through both her mother and father’s families and has traditional ties to Perth and the Wheatbelt. Glenda is a Social Worker and also has a Master of Arts degree. She is passionate about Indigenous children in the care system and works with children in care at the Djooraminda service. She has an interest in social justice and human rights issues.
Leah Bonson - Vice Chairperson
Leah is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women who grew up in Darwin, Northern Territory before moving to Perth 22 years ago. She is passionate about social justice and human rights and is involved in a number of committees both locally and nationally, particularly as they related to the health, education and wellbeing of children and young people. Leah has a social work degree and an Executive Master of Public Administration and has worked in the State public service for the last 22 years. She has experience in research, project planning, management and community development. She is a mother of 4 children and has been honoured and privileged to be accepted onto the Committee.
Tammy Solonec - Secretary
Cassandra Ryder - Treasurer
Cassandra Ryder is a young Nyoongar woman who currently manages Langford Aboriginal Association. Cassandra has great passion and satisfaction in delivering events for the community and joined the NAIDOC Perth Committee to expand her experience in planning and implementing events. Cassandra recently completed her Diploma in Event Management and Diploma in Community Services and looks forward to assisting in planning the 2011 events.
Is Currently working as Aboriginal Liaison and Development Officer for Centrecare, based at Djoormainda. She has extensive knowledge and experience in Business Management and Education having worked across various Districts and Schools. She is also actively involved in community not only on NAIDOC Perth but also as a volunteer with the City of Wanneroo where she is Vice Chair of the Reconciliation Action Plan Working Party.
Helen is a Balladong, Warjuk, Wilman, Nyoongar woman. She currently works at Djooraminda as a team leader for the Placement Services Program. She has volunteered at many community events such as Kyana, Sorry Day and the NAIDOC Perth Opening Ceremony in 2010/2011. She also assisted with organising the NAIDOC Perth Ball in 2007 and would like to use her skills on the NAIDOC Perth committee to enhance the excellent work carried out by the Committee to celebrate our Aboriginality in the West Australian community. Helen has a BA in Social Sciences - Human Services Administration; and is working to complete a Masters of Social Work.
Tim Blake is a Yamatji/Yindjibarndi man is related to the Feehan family. Tim currently works as a Social Worker at Centrecare - Djooraminda in the Placement Services team and graduated from the University of Western Australia in 2010 with a degree in Social Work.
Jordin is a Nimunburu woman whose family comes from Maddarr (Goodenough Bay) and La Djardarr (Disaster Bay) areas of the Kimberly. The Nimunburu are closely related to the Bardi / Jawi people of One Arm Point, but their own separate language and traditional customs. Jordin's family returned to traditional country in 1987 with the establishment of the La Djardarr Bay Community, the first camp was established in 1998 and the first community buildings were in place in 1999. Jordin grew up in Broome before moving to Esperance to complete secondary education. She was a part of the Follow the Dream program in high school years before making the move to Perth to study Law & Social Science (Psychology) at UWA. After a couple of years at university she began a cadetship with Customs and Border protection, then moved on to Ngarda Civil & Mining where she is currently Mining Operations Support Officer for the Mining & Environment department. She is also currently studying externally to complete her Psychology degree.
Joslyn is a Noongar woman from the South-west of Western Australia. She has lived, studied and worked in the Perth metropolitan area for some 26 years. She is honest, ambitious, proud of her cultural heritage and always has a positive outlook on life. She is very well resourced within the Perth metropolitan area, both personally and professionally. She looks forward to helping with organising future cultural events in celebration and recognition of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people on the NAIDOC Perth Committee.
A 22 year old Nyoongar woman, Krista is a human rights and reconciliation advocate in her community of Perth. Having completed her Bachelor of Laws at the University of Western Australia she is now a Graduate Lawyer at Corrs Chambers Westgarth. Krista is also a full time carer for her mother and a committee member for the W.A. Law Society’s Aboriginal Lawyer’s Committee. In recognition of her commitment to community issues such as human rights and equal opportunities, Krista was crowned Miss NAIDOC Perth in 2011, and was awarded the Human Rights Awards Young People’s Medal 2012.
Glenice is a Yamatji woman born in Port Hedland and raised in Perth and a working mother genuinely committed to creating a safe and sustainable future for our children and improving services for families. With over 17 years of experience in the Social Justice field gained through previous service as an Aboriginal Police Liaison Officer in Midland and Mirrabooka; as a Court Officer with the Aboriginal Legal Service; a Community Corrections Officer with the Justice Department both in Community and Drug Court; a Justice of the Peace and in her current role as a Strong Families Coordinator, working with families who have complex issues with multi agency involvement. She continues to seek avenues where she can be of help to the community and to do this in a forum which enables her to show pride in her culture is an added bonus.