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NATIONAL COMMUNITY BASED NOT FOR PROFIT INDIGENOUS ORGANISATION 

WE TRANSFORM 

Hand in Hand with You

WE WALK OUR TALK

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FIRDA was established in 2000 by three Aboriginal women from Queensland.  We worked in mental health and drug and alcohol, relationships therapeutic recovery programs in mainstream government services.  We discovered the lack of cultural knowledge, engagement and understanding of Indigenous peoples by health professionals was endemic and affected outcomes.  We saw the need for competent education, inquiry and research into the shared recovery work for Indigenous peoples with the dominant culture in families, children, adult and community programs for abuse, dependency, addiction, emotional, physical, psychological and sexual violence.  The need exists in all mainstream systems in education, health, community development, psychotherapy, psychology, psychiatry and other allied services.  We volunteer our time, funding and energy to the transformation of our communities to ensure cultural sustainability, self esteem and self determination in all our work, engagement and training services. We do retreats for our people for free and provide advocacy services in prisons via our various projects.  READ ON and ENJOY

Our People

Are Trained and highly educated psychologists, social workers, psychotherapists, academics, community workers, researchers, social service personnel, lawyers, psychiatrists, doctors, and other allied service personnel - most Indigenous with non-Indigenous support professionals

OUR VISION OUR COMMITTMENT

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FIRDA IS COMMITTED TO INDIVDIUAL FAMILY AND COMMUNITY TRANSFORMATION FOR OUR PEOPLE RECOVERY FROM THE EEFFECTS OF COLONISATION AND ACCULTURATION - THESE ARE MOSTLY DEPENDENCY TO CHEMICALS, PROCESSES, EMOTIONAL, SEXUAL AND PHSYICAL VIOLENCE, LOSS OF CULTURAL ENGAGEMENT, COMMUNITY COHESION AND COLLABORATION, LOVE HARMONY AND RESPECT - WE MENTOR PEOPLE TO BRING BACK LIVING IN CULTURE - TJUKURPA PULKA IS OUR MOTTO - CULTURE LIVED IN ACTION

Get Involved Support Us in Lots of Ways



We welcome any kind of support via donations of time, experience, knowledge sharing, money, in kind support, love and good wishes.

EVENTS We run workshops on Aboriginal Women's Business, Kanyini Tjungungku - Working Together and Working with Us Mob anywhere. JUST ASK US

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