Cafe to soon open at Sealy Lookout

PICTURE this: you're sipping a coffee with your freshly cooked meal, overlooking the beach side scenes and the rolling mountaintops that make up the Coffs Coast's unique landscape - all while supporting a good cause.

Well - with even Russell Crowe's tick of approval - the team at Nyanggan Gapi coffee van have announced the cafe is set to become a permanent fixture at Sealy Lookout.

Russell makes the day just by grabbing a cuppa

YOU betcha Russell Crowe is still that much of a 'down to earth' Aussie that he'd order coffee from a van - particularly if it's supporting a good cause.

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Spreading a love of cultural learning

"Learning the language of the Gumbaynggirr is bringing together more than just the Coffs Coast’s indigenous community. From primary school kids to adults, the all-age classes are run by co-ordinator Clark Webb on Thursday mornings at the Wongala estate."

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An inspiration in cultural pride

What do you do?

I am the Director of Bularri Muurlay Nyanggan Aboriginal Corporation, which aims to ensure that our Aboriginal communities are strong in terms of both culture and education, thereby being ‘Bularri muurlay nyanggan’  two path strong. To do this we facilitate weekly after school Goori Learning Centres, community Gumbaynggirr language classes and cultural camps.

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Playing his part educating next gen to help his people

“GIINAGAY (Hello)! My name is Lachlan Skinner, I’m a proud Gumbaynggirr man born and raised here in our beautiful Country, Garlambirla (Coffs Harbour)."

"I am motivated, ambitious and passionate about providing opportunities for my Mob.“

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Local recognised for work with indigenous youth

A COFFS Harbour local was honoured for his contributions to young indigenous communities at the NSW Aboriginal Land Council Statewide Conference in the Hunter Valley.

Clark Webb was awarded the NSWALC Youth Recognition Award last month for his continued work supporting indigenous youth across the Coffs Coast.

In 2010, he established Bularri Muurlay Nyanggan meaning Two Paths Strong - an after-school learning program across the Coffs Coast and is a founding member of the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME).

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Clark Webb – Bularri Muurlay Nyanggan

"Born and raised Coffs Coast local Clark Webb has a passion for education and improving the future of the local Indigenous population, working passionately to preserve the Gumbaynggirr language and showing young Aboriginal people they can achieve success by setting an example. FOCUS sat down with Clark to find out more about the programmes and initiatives that he’s involved with."

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Member Profile Clark Webb

"My name is Clark Webb, I co-ordinate a program here in Coffs Harbour called Bularri Muurlay Nyanggan or Two Paths Strong."

"I work as an Aboriginal Cultural Heritage officer but I mainly work in a lot of schools with young kids to try and improve their education as well as cultural knowledge and language and retention rates."

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Role Model Honoured

A YOUNG man with a passion for education has taken out this year's Grace Roberts Memorial Community Development Award.

Clark Webb co-ordinates a homework centre, Bularri Muurlay Nyanggan, at Wongala Estate and also co-ordinates a weekly Gumbaynggirr language workshop.


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Inspiring Others to Achieve

CLARK Webb has been selected to appear on the cover of this year's new look Coffs Harbour White Pages and Yellow Pages.

Clark has been selected under the theme, Inspiring Others to Achieve, which recognises the unsung heroes who selflessly help others achieve goals and are an inspiration to their local community.

In 2009, after studying in Sydney, Clark returned to his hometown of Coffs Harbour to find that local Indigenous students were in need of school support and at risk of losing touch with their culture.

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