Exploring Being My Own Boss graduate and NEIS participant, Mark Koolmatrie, impressed South Australian Premier, Steve Marshall, during his moving presentation “Ngopun Ruwe-Wolakota – The Journey Back in Time To Go Forward”
A proud Indigenous man, Mark’s presentation summarised his life changing trip to visit to the Lakota Tribes at Wounded Knee, in the United States with several fellow Aboriginal Elders.
Mark emphasised the importance for Australia’s first peoples to ensure the younger generations understand the depth and importance of their culture,” Sarina Russo Entrepreneurs NEIS Business Solutions Coach, Peter Ollerenshaw, said.
“He acknowledged the support his group received from family, friends, the South Australian Government and crowd funding which made their trip possible.
“Mark outlined massive plans to link Sarina Russo Entrepreneurs’ Exploring Being My Own Boss and New Business with NEIS program to educate and support to community to develop business skills to support new culturally based Indigenous businesses,” Peter said.