ALPA is committed to improving the health
and well-being of our members. This financial year we are committing almost
$600,000 towards our nutrition programs including training, subsidies, and our
full time nutritionist Brittney on our senior management team.
CERT III RAMINGINING GRADUATION
Congratulations to the team at Ramingining who have
recently completed their Certificate III in retail. ALPA provides on the job
training and certification in retail for all part time and full time employees.
STRONGER LONGER PROUDER TOUR
ALPA supported The Jimmy Little Foundation on Stronger
longer prouder Tour across East Arnhem Land. Workshops on healthy eating and
school programs were followed by Rock concerts across 5 communities which
entertained local people and sent a positive message to Stay Stronger Live
Longer and Be Proud!
Margaret Dipulpuy started working at Galinwin’ku store
in 1985 and continues to be a large part of the store’s growth and success
almost 30 years on. Chairman Rev. Djiniyini Gondarra OAM became the chairman of
ALPA over 20 years ago, with his vision and leadership ALPA has grown to be one
of the most successful Indigenous businesses in Australia.
ALPA is committed to local Indigenous
employment. This year we will spend over $8,000,000 in real wages, for over 450
Indigenous staff in the group. Our stores are the hubs of their communities and
a significant contributor to their economic development.
Our mission is to conduct an efficient retail business emphasizing customer service, nutrition, staff development, training and education.
We strive to enhance the social and economic development of our members, giving primacy to their cultural heritage, dignity and desire of equality with their fellow Australians.
"We are Yolŋu and we recognise the law that has existed since time immemorial over our land and people.
We will continue, as Directors, and through our Clan nations to seek recognition of our customary law and a harmony of laws in Australia which allows for order, good governance and peace for our people"
Resolution ALPA Board of Directors,
12th of September 2007