Angela Ryder

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Angela Ryder is a Wilman Noongar woman from Western Australia who is chairwoman of the Langford Aboriginal Association and the manager of Aboriginal programs with Relationships Australia.[1]

Angela was born in Katanning, and is a member of the Stolen Generation. She was removed from her family and placed in Wandering and Roelands Missions between the ages of 8 and 12. [2] Her mother was also stolen. Angela is a Noongar woman, mother and grandmother.[3] Both she and her mother raised large families. In the early 1980s Angela got a government job in Katanning and was later transferred to Perth where she has lived for many years.[4]

Angela is a Noongar speaker and is committed to restoring the language to members of the Stolen Generation and all Western Australians. As well as being President of the Langford Aboriginal Association and manager of Aboriginal programs with Relationships Australia, Angela Ryder has acted as treasurer for NAIDOC Perth and been a broadcaster on Noongar Radio with the Yorgas Yarning program.[5] She is also a member of the board of Yule Brook College.[6] She attended the launch of the internal Moorditj Moodle website for Polytechnic West in May 2012. The Moorditj Moodle contains Noongar language content for the college.[7]

In January 2010 the Langford Aboriginal Association celebrated the creation of a bush food garden and the launch of a series of children's books in Noongar and English. [8] The Langford Aboriginal Association provides language courses in Noongar for children and adults and is one of the main organisations in Western Australia dedicated to reviving and teaching the Noongar language. [9]

Angela's contributions to her community were recognised in 2013 at the Perth NAIDOC Awards Ceremony when she was named The Community Person of the Year. [10] The 2013 NAIDOC Perth Award ceremony was held at The Hyatt Regency Perth on Thursday 20 June. The awards are given to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals, communities and organisations who have achieved and excelled within the Perth community.

Angela was also one of the inaugural 100 women inducted into the Western Australian Women's Hall of Fame in 2011 in a ceremony to mark the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day. Angela was the 81st [11] in a list of the 100 most inspirational Western Australian women. [12] She was recognised for her work to ensure equitable access to services for all Aboriginal people.

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  1. http://www.relationshipswa.org.au/news-and-events/Archive%20News%202013/Launch-of-Djinda-Services.aspx] Launch of Jinda Services
  2. [1] Community News, Sister Kate’s land allocated for healing, Sally McGlew | September 08, 2015
  3. http://www.nationalempowermentproject.org.au/#!perthconsultants/c11yr]nationalempowermentproject.org.au
  4. http://www.janavodesil.com/online-book/ Jana Vodesil, Permanent Impressions a salute to contemporary heroines ebook www.janavodesil.com
  5. http://www.ngarda.com.au/events/2013/6/21/naidoc-awards-honour-aboriginal-achievement ngarda.com.au
  6. [file:///C:/Users/User/Downloads/ybcnews_july2013_web.pdf] Yule Brook College newsletter July 2013
  7. [2]South WestAboriginal Land and Sea Council, October 2012 newsletter
  8. [3]COmmunity News January 19, 2010
  9. [4] noongarculture.org.au
  10. https://issuu.com/first_nations_telegraph/docs/kyle_morrison_perth_naidoc_outstandPerth NAIDOC Awards Ceremony
  11. [5]WA Women's Hall of Fame
  12. [6] Inspirational 100 for WA Women's Hall of Fame, PERTHNOW March 07, 2011]