National Centre of Indigenous Excellence – The Fire Keeps Burning
The NCIE Remains Open – News wrap
Image by Redfern Youth Connect
The National Centre of Indigenous Excellence has been a significant part of the Redfern landscape since its opening in 2006, providing social, health and fitness services to the local community – indigenous and non-indigenous.
However on the 2nd of August 2022, an announcement from its two owners, the Indigenous Land and Sea Corporation, and the New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council, reported that the NCIE would close in a week, shocking many in the community, including its employees and tenants.
Despite this, the community has rallied around the NCIE, protesting its closure and trying to keep it open.