Helping First Nations people build strength through financial independence and wellbeing

For those behind the scenes at First Nations Foundation, the constant drive is to see wellbeing for First Nations through financial independence

Helping First Nations people build strength through financial independence and wellbeing

Posted by: Charles Pakana
Posted: 23 September 2020
      CMR - 036 - Ian Hamm

 

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Overview

Financial independence is something to which most of us aspire. Being in the position of living within our means yet with the ability to purchase those things that make life comfortable and, at the same time, building a secure financial future.

For First Nations Foundation the dream is to work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across the country and help them build that independence.

Ian Hamm, the Foundation’s Chair, spoke to Connection Matters Radio (CMR) about the not-for-profit organisation’s goals and deliverables.

“A fairly simple way of looking at it is that if we want to improve just the general wellbeing of Aboriginal people, I think social policy has probably done as much as it can,” Ian told CMR.

“I don’t think it’s fulfilled its complete possibility, but social policy has come a long way. But now we are at the point of what other tools are available to really lift Aboriginal people?

“How do we use the economy to uplift Aboriginal people? That’s what we should be thinking about…and [in] our role as the First Nations Foundation, we’re particularly focusing on the finance sector.”

 

During this interview, Ian discusses:

  • Efforts to encourage the financial sector to “think” about First Nations people
  • The provision of financial literacy training to community groups and businesses
  • Moving beyond social policy to improve the wellbeing of First Nations people

This interview will be continued next Tuesday (29 September 2020) on Connection Matters Radio.

 

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Click here to read/download the full transcript of this interview

Click on the play button below to listen to the full interview with Ian Hamm

 

      CMR - 036 - Ian Hamm

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