NARU INDIGENOUS CORPORATION
Working towards wellbeing for our mob
At Naru Indigenous Corporation we are passionate about creating opportunities and supporting ATSI young people in the direction of wellbeing and good lifestyle choices.
We have run the annual Naru Surf Gathering since NAIDOC Week in 2017.
Naru Indigenous Corporation knows that our strength lies not only in the words we stand by, but most importantly through the actions of our initiatives. Our team have passionately volunteered their time and efforts since early 2017.
In 2017 we marked 20 years since Community and Aboriginal Surfing Legend Eric Mercy through the Inaugural Naru Surf Gathering. Eric was a well known Aboriginal Surfer in the 80's & 90's sponsored by Quiksilver and other successful surfing brands. Eric represented Aboriginal Surfing on an International level in Hawaii and other Pacific Nations. Eric was a Community Liaison Officer who dedicated years of his life to Community projects and endeavours including Surf Camps and trips for Aboriginal Youth on the Mid North Coast of NSW.
All proceeds from our Gathering's over the years have been donated to Mental Health and Suicide Awareness.
All proceeds were donated to Black Dog Institute from 2017. Our Gathering grew in 2018 and we were able to again donate to worthy causes Joe Williams Enemy Within Foundation and Manam Girrilma Guyunggan Womens Elders Group. In 2019 we donated to Thirrili Organisation which provides crucial supports to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples suffering grief, loss and trauma due to the loss of a loved one through suicide and other critical incidents.
We believe in the power the ocean has, and the healing it can bring.
In 2020 we knew we needed to adapt and decided that we could build so much more for the Community we live in and surrounding Communities. We proudly launched Naru Goori Groms which is expected to engage over 200 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Young People from the mid north coast.
Naru Goori Groms!
The numbers (and smiles) don't hide the fact that Goori Groms is a much loved Gathering set to continue with regular Community Days up and down the coast of NSW.
With over 200 kids through our program in the past 6 months (October 2020-March 2021) our team volunteer their time - we are passionate about what we do!
Naru Indigenous Corporation
ABN: 93 965 583 579
BSB: 032576 ACCOUNT: 445957