Effective Education Archive

  •   Community Development Tip – March 2015 Different Ways of Communicating Question: “How do I work with limited eye contact and little obvious response from Aboriginal clients? Also, do we talk too much?” Have you ever sat down and talked to a person with a […]

    The Lights are On But Nobody is Home

      Community Development Tip – March 2015 Different Ways of Communicating Question: “How do I work with limited eye contact and little obvious response from Aboriginal clients? Also, do we talk too much?” Have you ever sat down and talked to a person with a […]

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  • Community Development Tip – December 2014 Building trust and relationships Question: “I expect I’ll be doing fly in/out work as a doctor once I graduate. How should I go about forging links with the communities, given so little time to bond? With the need to […]

    Not Being Like Buffalo “Calling Cards”

    Community Development Tip – December 2014 Building trust and relationships Question: “I expect I’ll be doing fly in/out work as a doctor once I graduate. How should I go about forging links with the communities, given so little time to bond? With the need to […]

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  • Four years ago Why Warriors P/L (WW) responded to a call from 15 leaders of different Yolŋu families at Galiwinku, on Elcho Island, to come and work with them to help them start their own businesses. To do this WW deployed a non-profit pilot called […]

    Getting Yolŋu Into Business

    Four years ago Why Warriors P/L (WW) responded to a call from 15 leaders of different Yolŋu families at Galiwinku, on Elcho Island, to come and work with them to help them start their own businesses. To do this WW deployed a non-profit pilot called […]

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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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Learning an Aboriginal language has so many advantages that you could write a book about it. Sadly, because of the way the dominant culture views Aboriginal languages, many of them are dying out and we are losing powerful academic concepts from Aboriginal languages that have […]

    Why learn an Aboriginal language?

    Learning an Aboriginal language has so many advantages that you could write a book about it. Sadly, because of the way the dominant culture views Aboriginal languages, many of them are dying out and we are losing powerful academic concepts from Aboriginal languages that have […]

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  • Did you know Bolivia has been free of McDonald’s restaurants for 10 years? When I discovered this fact, my first thought was that the government must have passed legislation to enforce this. However, I was then excited to learn that McDonald’s had closed its eight […]

    Empowering people to opt out

    Did you know Bolivia has been free of McDonald’s restaurants for 10 years? When I discovered this fact, my first thought was that the government must have passed legislation to enforce this. However, I was then excited to learn that McDonald’s had closed its eight […]

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