Indigenous Business Initiative Profile V1

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Indigenous Business Initiative

Cultural exchange creating business opportunities

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Mr Fraser is a champion of the central desert communities

Introduction

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n the remote APY Lands of far-north South Australia, Pitjantjatjara elder Mr Donald Fraser shares the story of his life and his people, taking us on an insightful journey through the Mission days of the 1950s, the struggle for Land Rights in the late 70s, and the challenges of life today in this remote Aboriginal community. With his vision, sharp intellect and tireless drive he is now embarking on a new venture that will see his community and neighbours benefit from initiatives designed to provide financial security for generations to come. He is a champion of the central desert communities who now need their champion to step up once again and lead them out of their newfound challenges. Mr Fraser reached out to his friends and family and a new partnership was formed. Mr Fraser founded the XLB GROUP INDIGENOUS BUSINESS INITIATIVE PTY LTD (IBI) with the desire to create private business initiatives designed to empower people by helping them obtain financial independence.

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Preserving culture, respecting a long heritage and empowering people

About Us

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LB GROUP INDIGENOUS BUSINESS INITIATIVE PTY LTD (IBI) and its partners XLB GROUP STRATEGIC ALLIANCE SOLUTIONS PTY LTD (SAS) and XLB GROUP PTY LTD create a privately owned and operated multidiscipline Australian company. We operate with a number of affiliates who are commercially and legally independent and are unified in sharing one single philosophy under the XLB GROUP.

Together as one multidiciplined group we provide support and solutions to the following sectors: • Telecommunication Industry • Mining and Resources • Gas and Oil • Electrical and Power

The Purpose

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he basis of all special purpose business initiatives is for the development of income streams that allow communities to become a selfdetermined and powerful entities capable of preserving culture, respecting a long heritage and empowering people. The purpose of the Indigenous Business Initiative is to: • Develop income streams that allow for long term financial planning and small business development. • Establish a vision for the community and a guide to future growth and development that is based on an individual focus for, and involvement in, the development process; • Facilitate proper and orderly planning of individual business to establish development requirements based

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on need within cultural, physical, environmental and economic opportunities and constraints; • Provide a mechanism for a coordinated approach to the provision of services and infrastructure and enable access to existing services and infrastructure information; • Promote development that maximizes health, safety and welfare outcomes for the community. • Develop independent income streams and long term relationships capable of providing infrastructure, education and employment opportunity to the community via established and profitable relationships with businesses that are seeking to enhance their market share and develop a true philanthropic footprint as good moral corporate citizens.

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Background

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nangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) is incorporated by the 1981 Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Land Rights Act whereby the SA Parliament gave Aboriginal people title to more than 103,000 square kilometers of arid land in the far northwest of South Australia. The APY Lands are located in South Australia’s most northern region. They are bordered by Western Australia to the west, Northern Territory border to the north and encompass the Great Victorian Desert to the northeast. They cover an area of 505,000 square kilometres, which is approximately 20% of the state’s total area. All Pitjantjatjara, Yankunytjatjara and Ngaanyatjarra people who are traditional owners of any part of the Lands are members of Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara. The main communities on the Lands include: Indulkana, Mimili, Kaltjiti, Pukatja, Amata, Pipalyatjara, and Watarru. There are several homelands as well, the larger ones being Kalka, Kanpi, Nyapari and Yunyarinyi. The APY administration centre of the Lands is located at Umuwa.

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Yunyarinyi (Kenmore Park) Community

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r Fraser operates and runs the land known as Yunyarinyi. This is an Anangu community in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands in the north west of South Australia. It lies approximately 460 km south of Alice Springs. It is located 36 km east of Pukatja (Ernabella) the largest community on the APY Lands. Yunyarinyi was originally established as the Kenmore Park Cattle Station and pastoral activities continue to be undertaken here. Yunyarinyi has a population of approximately 50 people, including a small number Piranpa (nonAboriginal) people who work in the community to support Anangu. Yunyarinyi community is located on land that was previously used for pastoral activities when it was known as the Kenmore Park Cattle Station. The community was formally established in 1987. In South Australia, there are over 100 Aboriginal communities, many of which are located on land vested in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara under the Pitjantjatjara Land Rights Act 1981. Further support, right and privilege is afforded to The Indigenous Business Initiative via long standing family and tribal law relationships with communities that are governed by the Central Land Council.

The Central Land Council

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he Central Land Council is a Council of 90 Aboriginal people elected from communities in the southern half of the Northern Territory. The roots of the CLC lie in the history of Aboriginal struggle for justice and rights to traditional land. The Land Rights Act gave Aboriginal people title to most of the Aboriginal reserve lands in the Northern Territory and gave the opportunity to claim other land not already owned, leased or being used by someone else. The Central Land Council region covers 771,747 square kilometres of remote, rugged and often inaccessible areas. The CLC region is divided into nine regions based around these language groups. Today Aboriginal people make up 27 per cent of the Northern Territory’s population with more than 24,000 Aboriginal people living in Central Australia. Aboriginal people own 49 percent of the land in the Northern Territory.

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The Indigenous Business Initiative

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he methodology followed for the preparation of The Indigenous Business Initiative is summarized below:

• Investigation and research for potential Private Business Development opportunities. • Plan formulation and refinement. • Development of a joint venture that allows synergies to develop into economically viable enterprises.

XLB GROUP INDIGENOUS BUSINESS INITIATIVE (IBI)

ALLIANCE

PARTNERSHIP or ALLIANCE Creates Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV)

BUSINESS SEEKING ALLIANCE

Introducing product & service to new markets

Long term relationships

XLB (SAS) Management & Support

PRODUCT and or SERVICE Cross cultural exchange

COMMERCIALISATION

Increases existing market footprint

PRODUCT OR SERVICE SUCCESSFULLY DELIVERED TO MARKET

Higher rate of success in tenders


Business Initiative Stages Stage 1: Preliminary Investigation • Project Inception meeting • Obtain relevant documents, demographic details, community contact details. • Identify opportunity and format base plans. • If appropriate site visit and undertake site inspection. • Community consultation and consent of proposed ideas. • Documented meeting/s, interviews. • Quote on costs for creation of plans and development of potential partner’s requirements and expectations.

Stage 2: Structure Plan - Formulation • Prepare draft Structure Plan. • Meeting with Community to present draft Structure Plan and receive comments. • Meeting with potential partner. • Potential Alliance Partner and other stakeholders review structure plan, provide comment.

Stage 3: Draft Structure Plan - Review and Revision • Comments received, modifications made to the Draft Structure Plan. • Draft Feasibility Report prepared. • Meeting with Community to present revised draft Structure Plan and Feasibility Report and receive comments. • Meeting with Potential Partner, provide copy of revised Structure Plan, Feasibility Report for comments.

Stage 4: Structure Plan and Report - Finalization • Structure Plan finalized and time line for implementation and execution developed. • Milestones set as per the constrains as outlined in the Feasibility Report. • Prepare final Structure Plan and Report • Meeting with the relevant Community to present revised draft Structure Plan and Feasibility Report and receive consent and approval. • Meeting with Potential Partner and present plan and approvals ready for capital raising or implementation.

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Donald Fraser owns a cattle station called Kenmore Park

Donald Fraser OAM Director and Founder

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remarkable man with vision, a sharp intellect and tireless drive, Donald Fraser, a land rights campaigner and former chair of the Uluru-Kata Tjuta board of management. From the Land Rights Movement of the 1970s, into local politics and the challenges of business as an independent cattle station owner, he embodies the significant events, struggles, and issues shared by the Pitjantjatjara people of the APY Lands from the late 1940s until today. Donald Fraser owns a cattle station called Kenmore Park in the north of South Australia. Through self-determination he has developed an operation that encourages Indigenous employment and involvement. He invites tourists to participate in musters and to experience cultural activities. He has developed a very successful school that also boast cross cultural exchange programs with schools from the capital cities. Kenmore Park Anangu School is located in Yunyarinyi, within the APY Lands (Anangu, Pitjantjatjara, Yankuntjatjara). The school was first opened in 1983 and is located on a working cattle station. www. kenmore.sa.edu.au. The school caters for students from Birth to Year 12 and boasts

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low levels of student absenteeism and a strong community presence. The school follows the DECD and PYEC Curriculum directive focusing on Numeracy, Literacy, Science and Anangu Domain. The school has access to a local orchard that is highly valued by the community as a source of fresh fruit. The orchard is used for various school activities from cooking to business studies and is often accessed to provide the students with recess. Garden at Kenmore https://www. youtube.com/watch?v=KYWtSWtx3Ww Many documentaries have been made to record Mr Fraser’s many accomplishments and the early days of his struggle to achieve land rights for the Aboriginal people. The following link is Donald’s story through the Ernabella Mission Days, the struggle for Land Rights, life as a cattle station owner, and contemporary life on the APY Lands in South Australia. https://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=UQ2t1kguDmA Mr Fraser currently serves on the ANANGU PITJANTJATJARA YANKUNYTJATJARA (APY) 2017 PROVISIONAL EXECUTIVE BOARD OF MANAGEMENT

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