Native American GSE/Australia





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Project Description

Country: USA

Location: Australia

Total Budget: $10,850

Areas of Focus: Peacebuilding and conflict prevention, Community economic development

Activity Type: Group Exchange

Summary: Phase II of Group Study Exchange between United States Native American and Austalian Aboriginals

Phase 1 of this project supported District 9700 proposal to receive a delegation of young indigenous Australian professionals to D5610 to experience a different indigenous culture. The team will share experiences and connections to demonstrate the unique way Rotary works towards building understanding, peace and vocational excellence. D5610 supported this GSE with $2500 grant.

The Professional/vocational areas of the indigenous professionals will be:

• Business operation and Indigenous art

• Community Arts - performance, visual, etc

• Justice

• Indigenous Health care

• Education - primary level (ages 7yrs to 12 yrs);

secondary (ages 12yrs to 17yrs);

sports; university level; vocational (college) level

• Land Care / Environment

Each participant will have expertise in one or more of these professions.

Phase 2 of this project will be to send counterpart Native Tribal Americans to Australia to mirror the experience of the Phase 1 Aboriginal Australians. This request will address phase 2, supporting the Native American delegation from District 5610 traveling to Australia. We will be sending Lakota, Dakota Nakota professionals matched to the aboriginal professionals, so that both can gain from this international exchange.

Project Contact Person

District: 5610

Rotary Club of: Rapid City Rushmore

Primary Contact: Linda Peterson

Email: linda4rotary@me.com

Project Status

This project is "Paid". This means that the funds from the district have been issued. This project is now being ready for implementation. When this is done, a report needs to be uploaded on the project page and the "Reported" button needs to be clicked, then the status of the project will be changed to "Reported".

Project listed for the 2019-20 Rotary Year.

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History Log Entries


by Linda Peterson

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Bruce Young

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.


by Linda Peterson

System Entry: Project signed by Linda Peterson.


System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by Ina Winter.


by Bruce Young

System Entry: Project approved by the District Approval Committee.


by Bruce Young

System Entry: Check for DDF payment issued by Foundation Treasurer.

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