BHP’s Minerals Australia division contracted Keogh Bay to develop a special training workshop for its staff members to commemorate NAIDOC week in 2018. The theme of NAIDOC week was “Because of her we can”.

Keogh Bay facilitators Sharyn Derschow collaborated with her mentor and Ngarla elder, Doris Eaton to shoot a “A Month in the Life of Two Pilbara Aboriginal women”. Sharyn and Doris shot a range of hand held video on their phones over the course of May and June 2018.

The videos included a hilarious goanna hunt , getting kids ready for school, the animal life at their family block near Port Hedland and explanations of personal history and kinship.

Keogh Bay complied the material into a self-running three-hour workshop presentation that Minerals Australia staff used to present independently at several sites simultaneously on Wednesday the 11th of July. Workshop participants loved the humour and authenticity of the workshop and got a real sense of the challenges faced by Aboriginal women living in the Pilbara.