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  • The AHED Project (the not for profit arm of Why Warriors) held its first conference on 24th May 2014 in Melbourne in collaboration with Manna Gum, TEAR Australia, Surrender, Essendon Baptist Church and Tabor College, titled: Future Dreaming: Purpose, Passion & Power in Remote Indigenous Communities Videos of the main plenary sessions […]

    Future Dreaming Conference: Session 3

    The AHED Project (the not for profit arm of Why Warriors) held its first conference on 24th May 2014 in Melbourne in collaboration with Manna Gum, TEAR Australia, Surrender, Essendon Baptist Church and Tabor College, titled: Future Dreaming: Purpose, Passion & Power in Remote Indigenous Communities Videos of the main plenary sessions […]

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  • The AHED Project (the not for profit arm of Why Warriors) held its first conference on 24th May 2014 in Melbourne in collaboration with Manna Gum, TEAR Australia, Surrender, Essendon Baptist Church and Tabor College, titled: Future Dreaming: Purpose, Passion & Power in Remote Indigenous Communities […]

    Future Dreaming Conference: Session 1

    The AHED Project (the not for profit arm of Why Warriors) held its first conference on 24th May 2014 in Melbourne in collaboration with Manna Gum, TEAR Australia, Surrender, Essendon Baptist Church and Tabor College, titled: Future Dreaming: Purpose, Passion & Power in Remote Indigenous Communities […]

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  • The Arnhem Human Enterprise Development (AHED) Project is the not-for-profit arm of Why Warriors, working on the ground in the Galiwin’ku community, Elcho Island. It is a project in responsive community development, where our team of facilitators live and work in the community as a […]

    The AHED Project – supporting Indigenous visionaries

    The Arnhem Human Enterprise Development (AHED) Project is the not-for-profit arm of Why Warriors, working on the ground in the Galiwin’ku community, Elcho Island. It is a project in responsive community development, where our team of facilitators live and work in the community as a […]

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  • This is a short video exploring the confusion between the knowledge systems and worldview of Yolŋu culture and the dominant culture of mainstream Australia, and the devastating impacts this confusion has on Yolŋu people. Dharaŋanawuy – a Yolŋu word meaning deep mutual respect and understanding, […]

    Dharaŋanawuy – deep mutual respect and understanding

    This is a short video exploring the confusion between the knowledge systems and worldview of Yolŋu culture and the dominant culture of mainstream Australia, and the devastating impacts this confusion has on Yolŋu people. Dharaŋanawuy – a Yolŋu word meaning deep mutual respect and understanding, […]

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  • “I call you ŋäṉḏi, you call me waku. I am your daughter.” That was the moment when I stepped into the intricately beautiful kinship system of the Yolŋu people of North East Arnhem Land. Eight years on and I am filled with awe at the […]

    Ŋäṉḏi

    “I call you ŋäṉḏi, you call me waku. I am your daughter.” That was the moment when I stepped into the intricately beautiful kinship system of the Yolŋu people of North East Arnhem Land. Eight years on and I am filled with awe at the […]

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  • As I mentioned previously, based on our nine years of work in business development with Indigenous families, I think there are four main points that define the process of rebuilding sustainable economies in remote Indigenous communities: A local economy grows from personal motivation and energy, […]

    Economics of Remote Communities Part 7 – Appropriate Financial Aid

    As I mentioned previously, based on our nine years of work in business development with Indigenous families, I think there are four main points that define the process of rebuilding sustainable economies in remote Indigenous communities: A local economy grows from personal motivation and energy, […]

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  • 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".

    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".

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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   30th January 2014 Yolŋu Nations Assembly (Yolŋuw Makarr Dhuni) Indigenous Treaties Statement: Yolŋu Nations Assembly (YNA) supports the call for treaties with Indigenous peoples. YNA Co-Convenor, Matthew Dhulumburrk Gaykamaŋu, says: “We want a treaty because right now we get directives just from […]

    Yolŋu Nations Assembly calls for a Treaty

    Media Statement   30th January 2014 Yolŋu Nations Assembly (Yolŋuw Makarr Dhuni) Indigenous Treaties Statement: Yolŋu Nations Assembly (YNA) supports the call for treaties with Indigenous peoples. YNA Co-Convenor, Matthew Dhulumburrk Gaykamaŋu, says: “We want a treaty because right now we get directives just from […]

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  • Community Development Questions December 2013 As mentioned in our newsletters, we are going to try to answer community development questions from readers.  If you have any questions about working in Aboriginal communities please send them in. The two questions I received below are similar, so […]

    What is real community development?

    Community Development Questions December 2013 As mentioned in our newsletters, we are going to try to answer community development questions from readers.  If you have any questions about working in Aboriginal communities please send them in. The two questions I received below are similar, so […]

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