ProudRoots

ProudRoots is a not-for-profit organisation uniting WA's Indigenous Nyoongar/Aboriginal, Maori and Pacific Islander and peoples together to build our Community Centre. A place to preserve our cultures, establish our independence and uplift our people, ourselves!

Nyoongar/Aboriginal

Maori

Pacific Islander

What does ProudRoots do?

ProudRoots builds Indigenous owned and operated Community Centres.

To provide amazing outcomes for our people.

Each ProudRoots Community Centre is established to achieve the following:

Preserve our cultures

Provide emergency support

Provide education & training

Create employment opportunities

A venue for community groups

A venue for our events

Generate community funding

Improve health & well-being

Run activities, classes & workshops

Provide social opportunity

Unite ourselves together

A place for us, to belong

AND...

Our Community Centres provide a space for us to resolve the big issues facing our people:

  • Youth Suicide
  • Homelessness and Poverty
  • Heart Disease and Diabetes
  • Alcohol and Drug Abuse
  • Unemployment
  • Stigma
  • Lack of Confidence and Self-Esteem
  • And more

Learn More:

Our community centre 
is just the start.

Our community centre is just the start.

Our own community centre is a starting point – a catalyst – for so much more positive change. 

Establishing WA’s Indigenous owned and operated Community Centres is the first step towards creating the world we want as peoples. These centres will be used in ways to uplift ourselves as proud Indigenous peoples, together. 

  • Building sources of revenue and employment for our community;
  • Creating better and more tailored programs to assist those who are struggling;
  • And proving to the world what we’re capable of achieving!

The

ProudRoots Raffles

Each ticket purchase goes towards our WA Cultural Community Centre, and providing other benefits for the Indigenous people of the Pacific: Nyoongar/Aboriginal, Maori and Pacific Islander.

Not-for-profit

(And proud)

ProudRoots is a Western Australia registered not-for-profit organisation.

Our Vision

(Our ultimate goals)

Indigenous people uniting together to preserve our cultures, establish our financial and social independence, and solve the issues facing our people, ourselves!

Our Mission

(How we'll achieve our vision)

So how do we achieve our Vision? Here’s the plan. 

To achieve our Vision ProudRoots is building Indigenous Nyoongar/Aboriginal, Maori and Pacific Islander Community Centres in WA that will be used in ways to address the big issues facing our people, such as:

  • Youth Suicide
  • Homelessness and Poverty
  • Heart Disease
  • Alcohol and Drug Abuse
  • Unemployment
  • Stigma
  • Lack of Confidence and Self-esteem
  • And more

Our own Indigenous owned and operated Community centres will also be a place to preserve our cultures, practices and beliefs; and provide education and opportunity for our Nations people here in WA.

Our Values

Self-determination.

Achieving our own goals without outside help/influence.

Self-belief.

Eliminating fear and growing confidence in our abilities.

Empathy through Understanding.

To truly relate to another person, it’s useful to understand a bit about their culture. This means that for Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples to come together for a better future, it’s important for all Australians to learn Indigenous culture(s), as well as for Indigenous people to become more aware of our own.

Preservation through Modernisation.

Ensuring the preservation of Indigenous cultures by looking to modernise those aspects of it which are inconsistent with how our people/society operates today.

Our Team

We’re a small, founder-controlled not-for-profit, comprised of a handful of full-time volunteers, and an ever-expanding list of incredible members of our WA community looking to lend a hand towards our shared goal.

Our History

ProudRoots Inc. is a newly formed not-for-profit organisation based in Western Australia. 

Whilst established in 2019, the history of ProudRoots traces back thousands of years, to times where indigenous cultures ruled the lands. ProudRoots is about maintaining these cultures; forever.

We’re a new organisation, but we look forward to making our history with you.

Indigenous Self-Determination.

It's our belief, and our practice.

What is it?

Why is it so important?

Self-Determination

Achieving our own goals without the help/assistance of anyone else.

It’s not about rejecting outside help, rather ‘achieving our own goals without the help/assistance of anyone else’ is about going on a journey of proving to ourselves what we’re capable of. 

Self-determination is about…

  • Achieving our own goals, as a way to prove to ourselves what we are capable of achieving.
  • Achieving our own goals, as a way to remove fear and grow confidence in our abilities.
  • Achieving our own goals to eliminate stigma forever, and show the world what Indigenous people can do.

Let's keep in touch!

Join us on social media, and tell us what makes you Proud of your Roots.

Keep up to date on Social Media.

Follow ProudRoots on social media to get updates on upcoming raffles and draws, to get insights into our community centre developments and to learn more about our community and people here in WA. We’re launching a video project soon to learn more about our people here in WA.

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Every ticket purchased provides funds towards building our Nyoongar/Aboriginal, Maori and Pacific Islander Community Centre here in WA.