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ABORIGINAL AUSTRALIA ART & CULTURE CENTRE - ALICE SPRINGS
100% Aboriginal owned & operated

OUR COMMUNITY

PWERTE MARNTE MARNTE

In 1995, the Pwerte Marnte Marnte a corporation , with the assistance of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island commission , purchased the oldest established gallery in Alice Springs. Formally the Centre for Aboriginal Artists. Since 1995, the business now under Aboriginal control has grown 300 %.

OUR COMMUNITY VISION
To create a high quality, educational, entertaining and informative art and tourism enterprise, not only are our customers needs satisfied, but our community members and their childrens children benefit from job opportunities, cultural maintenance, financial security and self determination.
 
OUR COMMUNITY NEEDS
1. Aboriginal people trained and employed directly and indirectly long term in the tourism industry.
2. An Aboriginal cultural centre in Alice Springs where tourists can learn, participate and experience Arrernte culture.
3. Develop long term security growth and development of Aboriginal tourism in Central Australia.
4. Aboriginal people having economic and cultural control of their cultural industry.

AIMS
To work towards the achievement in the short and long term of a situation where our community members will be able to develop an economic base and raise their social status to appoint where they can enjoy the same fundamental, civil, social and economic rights as other Australians. The aim / goal to be achieved through a series of general objectives :

1. ECONOMIC FUTURE
Acquisition of land and establishment of an economic base/ enterprises.
2. CULTURAL WELL BEING
Protection and maintenance of our Southern Arrernte cultural heritage.
3. SOCIAL WELL BEING
* improved standard of health and social well being
* increased level of education and training in the community
4. LAND / HOMELANDS
Protection of our land, environment and heritage.
5. INFRASTRUCTURE
Improved standard of housing and infrastructure.
6. POLITICAL AND CONTROL WELL BEING
Self management, self sufficiency and self determination.

OUR COMMUNITY TRAINING POLICY STATEMENT
The Pwerte Marnte Marnte Aboriginal Corporation realises that one of the most valuable assets of the business is the presence of not only well trained and confident staff but a community that is developing their individual skills. This would include :

1. All community members (especially youth)
2. Direction of P.M.M. Corporation
3. The management of A.A.C.C.
4. Staff (full time, part- time, casual)
5. Artist , producer, small business operators
The Corporation accepts that systematic training programs designed to improve the skills levels of the staff and management provides an invigorating atmosphere for all employees, community members and customers.


Our community would to thank all our customers for their support
If you require any further information please contact

Paul Ah Chee Ngala
Aboriginal Australia Art And Culture Centre