Our Committment

While KingKira is a 100% owned Aboriginal business, we acknowledge we are a culturally diverse organisation and committed to equal opportunity in employment, and in all we do.

We appreciate the importance of employing Aboriginal people throughout our operations and respect the diversity of the Aboriginal culture. As an Aboriginal business we recognise the unique and important relationship that Aboriginal people have to country, culture, and family. We strive to educate our staff, our clients and the broader community about the issues Aboriginal people face, and what we, as Australians, can do to start bridging the gap.

As a Pilbara Aboriginal person, Tammy’s knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal engagement is profound, as she has experienced firsthand many of the challenges that Aboriginal people face in today’s society. It is this experience that allows KingKira to work with individuals and, more importantly, provide guidance to ensure that career advancement and long-term growth is achieved.

KingKira Community Van Project

As part of our commitment to our land, country, and our values we are proud to announce the launch of the KingKira Community Van Project.

The KingKira Community Van is a project close to the heart of our Founder Tammy O’Connor and her mother Cheryl Mackay. (Cheryl being a strong Nyiyaparli and Palyku woman who also has a strong antecedent connection to Ngarluma and Kariyarra through her mother and father.)

Cheryl is one of eleven siblings born and raised in Marble Bar. She completed her schooling in Marble Bar and then went on to work in government at the Department of Native Welfare. From here Cheryl progressed into teaching and spent 13 years at the Marble Bar school and then spent 6 years as a counsellor working for ATSIC. Cheryl still resides in Marble Bar today.

Cheryl and the KingKira community van will travel the vast Pilbara region visiting communities and recording Aboriginal languages. Languages are the centre of life for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Languages are not just a means of communication, they express learnings of the law, geography, history, family, caring for country, food and biology. Each language is associated with an area of land and has a deep spiritual significance, and it is through their own languages that Aboriginal people maintain their connection with their culture, history, and country.

In the late 18th century, there were around 250 distinct Aboriginal language groups coving the continent. Today only around 120 of those languages are still spoken and many are at risk and if not recorded, will be lost and become no more than a distant memory.

The KingKira Community Van project shows the demand to raise awareness of the importance of Indigenous languages across not only the Pilbara in Western Australia but our country as a whole and ensure they are passed on to the next generation.

As part of the Community Van project, KingKira we be delivering much needed goods to these communities in the form of clothing donations, blankets and other goods and services.

Thank you to our founding sponsors CD Dodd and High Density Civil.

If you an interested in getting involved in this project, please email us hello@kingkira.com.au or contact us on 0459 595 083.

Working with Others

As a local Pilbara business our commitment is to support the local community and investing in our future and supporting those in need. We support a vast range of community activities locally throughout Western Australia.

Gur Wirimalpa Rugby

Gur Wirimalpa Rugby is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander rugby league team taking part in the Harmony 9s Rugby tournament in Perth, October 2021.

The team is based on the principle of acknowledging where we have come from, sharing culture through generations and embracing opportunities. The name Gur Wirimalpa comes from both the Torres Strait – Eastern Islands language group and Nyiyaparli languages. Gur meaning ‘Saltwater” in Meriam Mir and Wirimalpa meaning “Warrior” in Nyiyaparli. It celebrates the two first nations people of Australia, coming together from the land and sea to celebrate the world’s oldest living culture and honouring the dreamtime spiritual journey of our ancestors.

The Hedland Reds Football Club

KingKira Group is proud to announce our recent partnership with the Hedland Junior Football Association. We will be sponsoring the Hedland Reds Junior League for the 2023 season.

General Manager Geoff Selfe and Employee Shakira Grasso, along with Port Hedland Branch employees Michael Murnane and Callum Mountford had the pleasure of meeting with a couple of the team’s coaches and got to watch the senior league train.

Our community partnerships would not be possible without the support our directors Tammy O’Connor and Reegan Buswell.

We are very excited for this season of footy and can’t wait to come down and watch the Reds dominate!

WA Mining Club

As a part of KingKira Group’s commitment to the development of Aboriginal people as of 2022 KingKira Group is now a proud sponsor of the WA Mining Club Indigenous Upskilling Scholarship. The purpose of the Indigenous Upskilling Scholarship is to support further development of Indigenous professionals already working in the mining industry.

Carnaby’s Crusaders

KingKira Group is proud to support Carnaby’s Crusader.
Carnaby’s Crusader are a Not-for-Profit Charity dedicated to supporting the recovery, breeding and preservation of habitats that supports Western Australia’s native Black Cockatoo species.

Carnaby’s Black Cockatoos know to the Noongar people as the ‘ngoolark’ are found only in Western Australia. Sadly, this species of bird is threatened with extinction with estimates of between 11,000 and 60,000 left in the wild. In Noongar culture the Carnaby’s Black Cockatoos are a sacred Totem bird, and they refer to them as a ‘harbinger of rain’.
Carnaby’s Crusader’s goal is to ensure the survival and promote awareness around the required preservation of natural habitat in order to support our Native Black Cockatoo’s.

A Stitch In Time

KingKira Group is a proud partner of A Stitch in Time. A Stitch in Time is an incredible not-for-profit organisation with a mission to promote wellbeing through advocacy, education and social connection for individuals and communities.

Madalah

Since 2018, KingKira Group have been a proud supporter of Madalah.

Madalah is a not-for-profit organisation that offers Secondary and Tertiary education scholarships for Indigenous students from remote and regional communities to Western Australia’s leading boarding schools and Australian universities.

Hedland Community Living Association

KingKira Group is proud to support the Hedland Community Living Association, situated in South Hedland. The Hedland Community Living Association is an incredible organisation, providing care and support services to members of the Hedland community with disabilities and their families, and the elderly community. Hedland Community Living offer a number of different programs including sensory focused play, gymnastics, vacation care and much more.

Waalitj Foundation

KingKira are proud to support the Waalitj Foundation by providing job opportunities that help Indigenous job seekers establish their career in the mining and resources sector and supporting the long term unemployed gaining stainable employment opportunities.

Regional Arts WA

In conjunction with Regional Arts WA the KingKira Next Level Arts Fellow 2022-23 supports young emerging regional artists and arts workers aged between 18-26 to build skills so they can develop and sustain an arts career in regional Western Australia.
KingKira are proud to be partnering with Regional Arts WA and the State Government to be part of the Next Level Regional program.

Glass Jar Australia Shooting Stars

KingKira Group is now a proud partner of Glass Jar Australia, sponsoring the Shooting Stars Senior Leadership Camp. Shooting Stars is an incredible organisation focused on empowering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls through education. The Shooting Stars Senior Leadership Camp is an awesome opportunity for participants to travel to Perth, meet with partners and learn more about themselves as future leaders.

Football Futures Foundation

KingKira Group is delighted to sponsor the Football Futures Foundation.

Through our partnership KingKira Group sponsors the Jambinu Girls team a creation through a partnership between Football West and the Geraldton Sporting Aboriginal Corporation to enhance participation in football (soccer) in regional WA and the Aboriginal community.

In 2023 KingKira Group also had the privilege to be a sponsor of the 2023 National Para Football Championships hosted here in WA.

Toomelah Tigers Women’s Team

KingKira Group is a proud partner of the Toomleah Tigers Women’s Team.

In 2023, the team had the privilege of attending the NSW Koori Knockout on the Central Coast, the girls absolutely smashing it bringing pride to their communities.