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

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

Angela is a Noongar speaker wer is committed to restoring the language to members of the Stolen Generation wer yennar Western Australians. As well as being President of the Langford Aboriginal Association wer manager of Aboriginal programs with Relationships Australia, Angela Ryder has acted as treasurer for NAIDOC Perth wer been a broadcaster il Noongar Radio with the Yorgas Yarning program.[5] She is also a member of the board of Yule Brook College. 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.[6]

In January 2010 the Langford Aboriginal Association celebrated the creation of a bush food garden wer the launch of a series of children's books in Noongar wer English. [7] The Langford Aboriginal Association provides language courses in Noongar for children wer adults wer is keny of the main organisations in Western Australia dedicated to reviving wer teaching the Noongar language. [8]

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. [9] The 2013 NAIDOC Perth Award ceremony was held at The Hyatt Regency Perth il Thursday 20 June. The awards are given to Aboriginal wer Torres Strait Islander individuals, communities wer organisations who have achieved wer excelled within the Perth community.

Angela was also keny 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 [10] in a list of the 100 most inspirational Western Australian women. [11] She was recognised for her work to ensure equitable access to services for yennar Aboriginal people.

Click here to watch a video where Angela Ryder introduces the Langford Aboriginal Association Noongar Bush Food garden wer the Noongar children's book 2009. https://www.youtube.com/embed/wQD_q4iq1ho

References[edit | edit source]

  1. [1] Launch of Jinda Services
  2. [2] Community News, Sister Kate’s land allocated for healing, Sally McGlew | September 08, 2015
  3. https://web.archive.org/web/20160313233703/http://www.nationalempowermentproject.org.au/#!perthconsultants/c11yr]nationalempowermentproject.org.au
  4. https://web.archive.org/web/20160808194438/http://www.janavodesil.com/online-book/ Jana Vodesil, Permanent Impressions a salute to contemporary heroines ebook www.janavodesil.com
  5. https://web.archive.org/web/20160319151319/http://www.ngarda.com.au/events/2013/6/21/naidoc-awards-honour-aboriginal-achievement ngarda.com.au
  6. [3]South WestAboriginal Land and Sea Council, October 2012 newsletter
  7. [4]COmmunity News January 19, 2010
  8. [5] noongarculture.org.au
  9. https://issuu.com/first_nations_telegraph/docs/kyle_morrison_perth_naidoc_outstandPerth NAIDOC Awards Ceremony
  10. [6]WA Women's Hall of Fame
  11. [7] Inspirational 100 for WA Women's Hall of Fame, PERTHNOW March 07, 2011]