Supporting our living heritage
True wealth, as we see it, does not lay only within the resources that can be extracted from the earth nor, in the exploitation of others. Rather we see that real wealth and resources are found within the cultural richness and diversity of like-minded people who walk together toward constructive change.
First Peoples culture of Australia, is the living heritage and backbone of this country and a fundamental precept of First Peoples culture is that we all belong and we are all responsible.
At FPF we feel it is in the national interest for all citizens of Australia to help ensure that the cultural vibrancy and diversity of First Peoples culture is supported and maintained, so that it can continue to enrich both present and coming generations, within our own country and globally.
First Peoples First Cultural Scholarship Fund projects
Through our Cultural Scholarship Fund we provide financial assistance to help support First Peoples cultural initiatives.
The project initiatives must express Ancestral values, beliefs, practices and ways-of-being, particularly in the areas that foster longevity and work towards the cultural sustainability, health and well-being of both the present and coming generations.
Our First Peoples First Cultural Scholarship Fund particularly supports projects in relation to Community on-Country-sustainability (land/sea/air) initiatives, Indigenous food resources (plant and animal) security, language retention, maintenance and regeneration, Cultural celebration and ceremonial events and activities as determined by the trustees.
Ongoing projects providing cultural stability and focused towards developing upcoming and future generations of cultural leaders and educators are core to the initiatives supported through our First Peoples First Cultural Scholarship Fund.
Community based cultural learning initiatives may include: