No News is Bad News. Join the SA Current Press Club.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Partnership between San Antonio Spur Patty Mills and coffee roaster to benefit Indigenous Australians

Posted By on Wed, Nov 18, 2020 at 12:34 PM

click to enlarge TWITTER / PATTY_MILLS
  • Twitter / Patty_Mills
San Antonio Spur Patty Mills has launched a collaboration with coffee roaster Bluestone Lane to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples develop professional skills by working for the company in the U.S.

The Keriba Ged program will bring members of those indigenous communities to the U.S. to work at New York-based Bluestone Lane's cafes. The jobs will enable them to develop leadership, project management, networking, financial, communication and customer service skills.

Australia-born Mills is of Torres Strait Islander, Aboriginal and Maori descent. "Keriba" means "our" and "Ged" means "home" or "place" in one of more than 250 Indigenous languages of his native country.

"I am looking forward to working with the Bluestone Lane team in developing their innovative Keriba Ged program that will create real opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples," said the NBA Champion and three-time Olympian.

Earlier this year, the NBA star formed the Team Mills Foundation, a nonprofit aimed at supporting minority groups and underprivileged families around the world. Since its inception, the foundation has helped supply clean drinking water to remote Indigenous Australian communities, created a platform and voice for women and children affected by domestic violence and organized the NBA’s first ever Indigenous Night.

So many restaurants, so little time. Find out the latest San Antonio dining news with our Flavor Friday Newsletter.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

San Antonio Current works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of San Antonio and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep San Antonio's true free press free.

Read the Digital Print Issue

January 13, 2020

View more issues


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.


© 2021 San Antonio Current

Website powered by Foundation