Current affairs & Advocacy Archive

  • I’ve just returned from the funeral of Michele Harris (OAM) as I sit to write this. Michele was one of the non-Aboriginal “Warriors” who has crossed my path and supported the causes I have been championing over a couple of decades. Her name kept turning […]

    Humanity and Human Connections

    I’ve just returned from the funeral of Michele Harris (OAM) as I sit to write this. Michele was one of the non-Aboriginal “Warriors” who has crossed my path and supported the causes I have been championing over a couple of decades. Her name kept turning […]

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  • At the end of 2014 our AHED team in Galiwin’ku ran a crowd funding campaign via IndigenousX on ‘Start Some Good’. This was to raise much- needed funds for phase one of the ground-breaking Hope for Health (HFH) initiative with Yolŋu women. A groundswell of inspiring, generous […]

    Hope For Health

    At the end of 2014 our AHED team in Galiwin’ku ran a crowd funding campaign via IndigenousX on ‘Start Some Good’. This was to raise much- needed funds for phase one of the ground-breaking Hope for Health (HFH) initiative with Yolŋu women. A groundswell of inspiring, generous […]

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  • Hope for Health is the first step towards a vision for a health retreat and coaching solution in Arnhem Land, initiated by a movement of Local Ladies.  So why will this work where others have failed to change the poor health status of Aboriginal people in Arnhem Land. Read to find out.

    Hope for Health: Why it will change Arnhem Land

    Hope for Health is the first step towards a vision for a health retreat and coaching solution in Arnhem Land, initiated by a movement of Local Ladies. So why will this work where others have failed to change the poor health status of Aboriginal people in Arnhem Land. Read to find out.

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  • February 2014 Before Christmas 2013 I received a phone call from a Yolŋu person who wanted me to make a transfer of many thousands of dollars into Asia. All the lights went on for me and after a number of day investigating it was clear […]

    Phone scammers target Yolngu families

    February 2014 Before Christmas 2013 I received a phone call from a Yolŋu person who wanted me to make a transfer of many thousands of dollars into Asia. All the lights went on for me and after a number of day investigating it was clear […]

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  •   Media Statement   Yolŋuw Makarr Dhuni (Yolngu Nations Assembly) RE: Yolngu Nations Third Assembly and 99 Year Leases Statement: This past weekend the Yolngu Nations Assembly (YNA) held their third assembly at Milingimbi (15-17th of November 2013). The YNA’s inaugural assembly took place in […]

    Yolngu Nations Third Assembly and 99 Year Leases

      Media Statement   Yolŋuw Makarr Dhuni (Yolngu Nations Assembly) RE: Yolngu Nations Third Assembly and 99 Year Leases Statement: This past weekend the Yolngu Nations Assembly (YNA) held their third assembly at Milingimbi (15-17th of November 2013). The YNA’s inaugural assembly took place in […]

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  • Press Release 21st March 2013 The rule of law is in danger of being lost forever in Arnhem Land due to the confusion over English legal language and NT Legal procedures. “We are seeing two systems of law at war with each other”, according to […]

    Rule of Law is Lost in Arnhem Land

    Press Release 21st March 2013 The rule of law is in danger of being lost forever in Arnhem Land due to the confusion over English legal language and NT Legal procedures. “We are seeing two systems of law at war with each other”, according to […]

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  • MEDIA RELEASE: SECOND MEETING OF THE YOLNGU NATIONS ASSEMBLY Independently established 12 months ago in Galiwinku, the Yolnguw Makarr-Dhuni (Yolngu Nations Assembly) held its 2nd annual gathering in Maningrida from the 11th to the 13th of October. Male and female representatives from East, Central and […]

    Yolngu leaders speak up together on NT and federal policies

    MEDIA RELEASE: SECOND MEETING OF THE YOLNGU NATIONS ASSEMBLY Independently established 12 months ago in Galiwinku, the Yolnguw Makarr-Dhuni (Yolngu Nations Assembly) held its 2nd annual gathering in Maningrida from the 11th to the 13th of October. Male and female representatives from East, Central and […]

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  • Response to the federal Government’s Our Land Our Languages inquiry into Indigenous languages. Why Warriors has always advocated that working with Yolŋu people in their own languages is the most efficient way for Yolŋu people to receive effective education, training and information towards their own empowerment. For this reason we require all our resource workers […]

    Our Land Our Languages Inquiry

    Response to the federal Government’s Our Land Our Languages inquiry into Indigenous languages. Why Warriors has always advocated that working with Yolŋu people in their own languages is the most efficient way for Yolŋu people to receive effective education, training and information towards their own empowerment. For this reason we require all our resource workers […]

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  •   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 crime in the NT […]

    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 crime in the NT […]

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  • Yolŋuw Makarr Dhuni (Yolŋu Nations Assembly) Statement on Stronger Futures Legislation  Yolŋuw Makarr Dhuni represents the people of 8 nations in the Western, Central and East Arnhem Land areas of the Northern Territory: Miwatj, Laynha, Raminy, Marthakal, Garriny, Gumurr-Rawarraŋ, Gaṯtjirrik and Miḏiyirrk They have released […]

    Yolŋu Leaders Speak Up Against Stronger Futures Legislation

    Yolŋuw Makarr Dhuni (Yolŋu Nations Assembly) Statement on Stronger Futures Legislation  Yolŋuw Makarr Dhuni represents the people of 8 nations in the Western, Central and East Arnhem Land areas of the Northern Territory: Miwatj, Laynha, Raminy, Marthakal, Garriny, Gumurr-Rawarraŋ, Gaṯtjirrik and Miḏiyirrk They have released […]

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