Tranby Aboriginal Co-operative has always advocated for improved social justice for our people. Over the years, Tranby has carried out advocacy in various ways, through involvement with movements such as the Aboriginal Tent Embassy, the Building Bridges Concert, establishment of the Aboriginal Development Unit and, more recently, the establishment of the Alliance of First Nations Education Providers.
The Alliance of First Nations Education Providers (AFNIETP)
The Alliance of First Nation’s Independent Education and Training Providers is a national peak body. The purpose of the Alliance is to advance the cultural, education, artistic and career pathways for Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders in Australia, while maintaining and growing Indigenous knowledge and value for the whole community.
AFNIETP was designed as a community-led action in response to the Australian Government’s consistent de-funding of the Aboriginal-controlled adult education sector. Working together, several organisations which include Tranby (the lead community partner), Tauondi Aboriginal College in Tandanya (Adelaide), Institute of Aboriginal Development (IAD) in Mparntwe (Alice Springs) and NAISDA Dance College on Darkinjung land on Sydney’s Central Coast, are advocating for sustainable investment in Indigenous controlled adult education.