Arnhem Land Archive

  • Australia Has Its Own “Haka” The following has been written by Richard Trudgen with coaching from Djiniyini & Dianne Biritjalawuy Gondarra, Dhulumburr Gayakamangu, Yingiya Guyulaand & Maratja Dhamarrandji. I recently got a phone call from Dianne Biritjalawuy Gondarra where she asked me, “What picture do […]

    Australia Has Its Own “Haka”

    Australia Has Its Own “Haka” The following has been written by Richard Trudgen with coaching from Djiniyini & Dianne Biritjalawuy Gondarra, Dhulumburr Gayakamangu, Yingiya Guyulaand & Maratja Dhamarrandji. I recently got a phone call from Dianne Biritjalawuy Gondarra where she asked me, “What picture do […]

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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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  • Community Development Tip – August 2014 In any situation, it is always good to start from where the other person is at in relation to any particular topic or issue. So in cross cultural situations this is all the more important. Of course many people will ask, “How […]

    Start from where people are at

    Community Development Tip – August 2014 In any situation, it is always good to start from where the other person is at in relation to any particular topic or issue. So in cross cultural situations this is all the more important. Of course many people will ask, “How […]

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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 2

    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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  • 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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  •   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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  • 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 not really sure where to […]

    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 not really sure where to […]

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