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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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  • 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 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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  •   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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  • In Part 3 of this series on the economics of remote communities, we discussed how personal motivation must be harnessed to challenge welfare dependency and drive locally controlled economic growth.  But how is such motivation harnessed and supported? 2. Supporting motivation Passion and motivation die […]

    Economics of Remote Communities Part 4: Supporting Indigenous Motivation

    In Part 3 of this series on the economics of remote communities, we discussed how personal motivation must be harnessed to challenge welfare dependency and drive locally controlled economic growth.  But how is such motivation harnessed and supported? 2. Supporting motivation Passion and motivation die […]

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  • The Federal Government has embarked on a process they call

    Closing the Gap Part 1 – Symptoms & Causes

    The Federal Government has embarked on a process they call "Closing the Gap". It recognises that there is a gap between the outcome for Indigenous people and rest of Australia in key social indicators. Indigenous people and their communities face poor health outcome, poor job prospects and poor educational outcome compared to the rest of Australia. As Australians attempt so help to rectify such social problem we must distinguish the symptoms from causes, and ultimately find a way to treat the cause/s. Let me illustrate the difference between a symptom and cause using a parable.

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