Welcome to Waltja
Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi Aboriginal Corporation (Waltja) is a community-based organisation, working with Aboriginal families in remote Central Australian Communities.
Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi is Luritja language, meaning “families, for a big lot/everybody, really good together” and the organisation aims to be “doing good work with families”.
Waltja’s agenda is driven by a Board of Directors who are all Aboriginal women, with the aim of improving outcomes for families. Collectively women want to share their histories, stories and visions across the Central Desert communities to create one voice for the good of all.
The foundation for Waltja’s corporate philosophy is the leadership of strong Aboriginal women, a focus on families, and support for community self-management and self-determination and improved services on communities.
Artwork by Linda Syddick Napaltjarri ©
shows the Three Wise Men, bringing their gifts to
Mary and Joseph with baby Jesus in the coolamon.
Waltja congratulates all the finalists for the Reconciliation Australia Indigenous Governance AwardsWaltja congratulates all the finalists for the Reconciliation Australia Indigenous Governance Awards. We hope that people will visit these organisations and learn about their good work. We are very proud to be chosen because they all are outstanding organisations... read more
A leading Central Australian women’s group and an up-and-coming theatre troupe from country Victoria have received top honours at the 2014 Indigenous Governance Awards.
At a gala dinner at BHP Billiton’s headquarters in Melbourne, Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi Aboriginal Corporation from Alice Springs and Swan Hill’s The Marruk Project were awarded the best run Aboriginal organisation and project in the country by a high-calibre judging panel, including the heads of the Business Council and Productivity Commission.
Indigenous Governance Awards Chair Professor Mick Dodson said this year’s finalists not only represent the best of what is happening within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities but across Australia as a whole.read more