Canberra is Ngunnawal country. The Ngunnawal are the Indigenous people of this region and its first inhabitants. The neighbouring people are the Gundungurra to the north, the Ngarigo to the south, the Yuin on the coast, and the Wiradjuri inland. The traditional language is Ngunnawal.*

Calleo’s Canberra office is in Yarralumla which is an Indigenous word that translates to ‘echo’. We have 25 team members based here, including at least three who identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander.

We currently have 227 contractors across 31 clients in both the Government and private sector.

The CICF is currently working on the following projects in Ngunnawal Country:

  • University – We are working with ANU, UC and Gallipoli Scholarship Fund with a commitment to provide scholarships for around 20 Indigenous Students through their studies over the next three years.
  • Leadership – We have approved 10 AILC Leadership courses each year over three years for Indigenous recipients.
  • Health – We have worked with Canberra Hospital Foundation, Nelly’s Healing and Karinya House to provide over $200K to assist with improved health outcomes in Indigenous Communities.
  • Sport – We have sponsored Royals Rugby to provide scholarships for six Indigenous players to come and play and study in Ngunnawal.

* https://www.act.gov.au/ngunnawal-country