IBN knows that keeping culture strong is vital and we support the IBN Community in maintaining and sharing their traditional culture, language and knowledge of country by providing assistance with lore travel, cultural recording and funerals. We provide a range of other services to IBN Community Members, including language projects and assistance with archiving family records and researching genealogies. Contact us for advice on how we can assist.
To view a description of each program, plus benefits, exclusions/conditions and required documentation download a copy of the Community Programs Handbook. Page numbers for individual sections are listed below.
3.1 Lore Travel
The Lore Travel program provides financial assistance for members to travel for official lore ceremonies. For more information see page 34 of the Handbook.
3.2 Cultural Recording
IBN encourages and supports the recording of language, dance, singing, and knowledge of land or any other cultural heritage of the IBN Community. For more information see page 35 of the Handbook.
3.3 Funeral Support
Recognising the cultural importance of funerals to the IBN Community, the Funeral Support program contributes to the costs of arranging funerals for deceased IBN Community Members, hosting family members, and travel costs for family to attend funerals.
IBN can assist with:
• Funeral arrangements (for IBN Community Member funerals)
• Funeral travel (all other funerals)
For more information see page 36/37 of the Handbook.