Tandem is proud to offer its support to Richmond as they head to New York, to present at the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, this week.   

Tandem, who manage a large multicultural workforce operating across Australia, currently supports Richmond’s centre for Indigenous youth, the Korin Gamadji Institute (KGI), as a partner of the Richmond Emerging Aboriginal Leadership (REAL) Program.

As an extension of this partnership they will now support KGI’s Indigenous female youth leaders, Thara Brown and Tahlia Biggs, as they journey to the UN to share the work of the KGI on the world stage.   

“We are both incredibly grateful to Tandem for this opportunity to head to the UN,” Brown said.

“We look forward to sharing our experiences in developing and empowering young Indigenous youth but we are also really keen to learn from this opportunity and to bring back experiences that can be of benefit to the programs and community that we work with.”    

Richmond is attending the United Nations to present the journey of the KGI, based at the Swinburne Centre, Punt Road Oval.

For the past 10 years, the KGI has delivered highly-unique and innovative leadership and well-being programming for young Indigenous boys and girls. 

The program connects participants to their culture and community, and provides opportunities that will empower them to create genuinely positive outcomes. 

Richmond will also discuss the establishment of Dreamtime at the ‘G and the role it has played in building a bridge between Indigenous and non- Indigenous Australia. Now in its 14th year, Dreamtime at the ‘G is the flagship game of the AFL’s Indigenous Round.

Tandem CEO Jonathan Field said this support would strengthen their commitment to the partnership they have with Richmond’s KGI. “We are delighted to be supporting Thara and Tahlia’s participation in the United Nation’s Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues next week. We wish them all the best and look forward to hearing about their experience when they return.

“We strongly believe in the value of supporting and providing opportunities to confident and resilient young people who are the workforce of the future.

“We’ve seen first-hand the impact that KGI has on transforming the lives of young Indigenous Australians and it’s exciting that the team has the chance to share their success with other Indigenous leaders from around the world.”