At Barayamal, we believe that First Nations Entrepreneurship can change the world for the better.
Indigenous people only make up 5% of the world’s population but protect 80% of the world’s biodiversity – the results of supporting genuine First Nations entrepreneurship goes without saying…
The meaning of Barayamal
The meaning of Barayamal Barayamal means ‘Black Swan’ in the Gamilaraay language.
Before the colonisation of Australia, Europeans only taught kids in school about the white swan until Dutch explorer Willem de Vlamingh discovered what First Nations peoples knew for millenniums, that there were also black-feathered swans (black swans). This forced Europeans to reconsider and change their perceptions about what a “swan” actually means. In this instance, the black swan represents First Nations entrepreneurship which has not been recognised in the Western business world because of current perceptions – Barayamal will show the world that First Nations entrepreneurship exists and can help create a better world for everyone.