Doing Small Business in the Bush
Working with the Kurdiji in Yuendumu Matrix co-created a short course to introduce people to business concepts. The course was developed over six months and involved eight co-creators. The end result was a community literally buzzing with enthusiasm to learn more about running their own businesses and itching to start trying out their business ideas. This project was commissioned by Central Desert Regional Council in response to requests for training by the community. You can read the final report for the project here
Otto Sims tells the story of the old Copper Mine that operated in Yuendumu in the early 1960's an example of Yapa running their own businesses. The last comment is a ripper "If the old people can do it, then we can too!"