Mayoral Statement – 23 August 2021

Mayoral Statement – 23 August 2021

(Related: Radio interview with Mayor on ABC Far North – 06 September 2021) Good day my fellow Wik families, In view of recent events, I feel the need to write this serious letter to you. It concerns me greatly as your Mayor that I see the safety in our community...
Youth leader elected to Aurukun Shire Council

Youth leader elected to Aurukun Shire Council

Jayden Marrott, 22, has been elected to the Aurukun Shire Council following  a byelection on Saturday. A founding member of the Aurukun Youth Advisory Committee, Mr Marrott said he wanted to show that young people can make a change in their community. “We need...
Elders walk on Wik Country with Aurukun youth

Elders walk on Wik Country with Aurukun youth

Wik Elders will continue to take Aurukun’s young people on Country to learn about cultural practices with a program run by the Aurukun Indigenous Knowledge Centre (IKC) being extended into its third year. Funded by the State Library of Queensland, Education Queensland...
New Mayor and Councillors elected

New Mayor and Councillors elected

A young guard of Wik leaders spearheaded by new Mayor Keri Tamwoy were sworn in to their roles at Aurukun Shire Council today (April 14). Mayor Tamwoy follows proudly in the footsteps of her late mother Alison Woolla, a dynamic reform leader and first female to serve...
Statement by Aurukun Shire Council Mayor

Statement by Aurukun Shire Council Mayor

Mayor Dereck Walpo 10 January 2020 After respecting an appropriate amount of time for mourning, Aurukun Shire Council Mayor Dereck Walpo has been given the blessing of his family to speak about the events that have unfolded in the community since New Year’s Day. “I...