Aboriginal Communities

Navigating COVID-19 when you don’t understand English
MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     24:03:2020   Aboriginal communities in North-East Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory are urgently looking for information about COVID-19 in a language they can understand. Thousands of Yolngu people in this region speak English as…
Coronavirus 5-7: Where did it come from?
Here are 4 important education programs about the Coronavirus. These programs are primarily in Yolŋu Matha and are available with English subtitles. This is perfect for English speaking people involved with Yolŋu so you can listen together and have an informed conversation. To enable…
Coronavirus 1-4: Introduction to Coronavirus
Here are 4 important education programs about the Coronavirus. These programs are primarily in Yolŋu Matha and are available with English subtitles. This is perfect for English speaking people involved with Yolŋu so you can listen together and have an informed…
Answers to the Lead Poisoning / Sniffing Problem
  ABC 15 May 2017, 7:36am   Answers to the Lead Poisoning – Sniffing Problem From where most who read this sit, it is hard to understand why young people would do such things or why their parents did little to stop…
Breaking of a People
Breaking of a People   Down Load: https://www.whywarriors.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Breaking-of-a-People-161205-final.docx Submission to Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory I have called this submission “breaking of a people” because I want to talk about a number of…
“Wedge-tailed Eagle we are all dying!”
I was sitting in a hospital waiting room to see a specialist and there were a number of Yolŋu present, also waiting to see the same doctor. None of these men and women was over mid-30s. As we sat there…
Stuck in a Colonial Mind-Set
Our last newsletter titled “Two Way Abuse in Aboriginal Communities” received great feedback. Many thanked us for saying what should have been said a long time ago. Among these were people who had spent years working in Aboriginal communities and…
Why the Government Can’t Succeed, But You Can!
Personnel in communities who put people centered processes before policy, bureaucratic expectations, and achievement, have better local engagement, and mobilise change in the long term. The flip side is, the impact of such people seems to fade before the devastation created by "the system".
My body is owned by this land
Jessie Pangas, a member of the AHED Project team, explores the concept of “home” in an interview with two Yolngu couples in Galiwin’ku. How many homes have you lived in? For me the answer is 21 and now I am…
What Happened to the Second Bark Petition?
                  This week is NAIDOC Week and this year’s theme is focused on the 50th anniversary of the presentation of the Yirrkala Bark Petition. It is a good time to remember the…
Economics of Remote Communities Part 6 – Recognising Pioneers and the Need for Flexibility
Based on our nine years of work in business development with Indigenous families, I think there are 5 main points that define the process of rebuilding sustainable economies in remote Indigenous communities. A local economy grows from personal motivation and…
Responding to Violence in the NT: the usual ‘get tough approach’, or a different way forward?
Richard Trudgen, author of Why Warriors Lie Down and Die, responds to media coverage of recent violence in NT communities: Richard Trudgen, author of Why Warriors Lie Down and Die, responds to the ABC news on the recent violence and…