Support the Aged & Disability Festival

Sept 5-9, 2016

Waltja and Life Without Barriers invite you to support a positive and life-affirming initiative, the Aged and Disability Festival 2016. Latest News


Waltja Aged & Disability Festival for Aboriginal people in Central Australia

September 5th to 9th, 2016

The Aged and Disability Festival is a celebration and cultural exchange for Aboriginal elders and people with disability across Central Australia.

It is a great opportunity for cultural exchange and for active inclusion of old and young Aboriginal people who are often marginalized or excluded from cultural life due to limited mobility.

The Festival will be led by senior Aboriginal women, and will create inspiring good practice resources for Aboriginal communities and organisations working with Aboriginal elders and people with disability.

Click here to visit the Aged and Disability Festival page with all the news and updates.

Tracy-Barrell-smiling-on-grassDual Paralympic swimmer and twice gold medalist, Tracy Barrell, OAM has been named as the ambassador for the Waltja Aged and Disability Festival that will take place at the Ross River Resort campground, east of Alice Springs from 5th to 9th September. Read More

Welcome to Waltja

Whatever Waltja does, culture is in the centre of what we do and we hold that strong.” Statement from Waltja Directors’ Meeting, Eastern MacDonnell Ranges, NT, May 2014.

Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi Aboriginal Corporation (Waltja) is an Aboriginal controlled community-based organisation, which does good work with families, grounded in strong culture and relationships.  We work in remote Central Australian Aboriginal communities, across nine languages and across more than one quarter of the Northern Territory. Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi is in the Luritja language. It literally means “families, for everybody, really good together”, or the short version, “doing good work with families”. Waltja is governed by a Board of Directors who are senior traditional Aboriginal women, permanent residents and leaders in the remote communities where we work.

In Waltja, everyone works well together, keeping Waltja strong and friendly – Directors, workers and community. Waltja is home. One family” April Martin, Chairperson.

In November 2014, Waltja was awarded the Reconciliation Australia Indigenous Governance Award for the best-governed Indigenous organisation in Australia.  Chair of the judging panel, Professor Mick Dodson, said Waltja has been doing good governance for a very long time, keeping culture at the heart of the work.  He said, “Waltja is one of the best organisations I have encountered; the best in Australia.”

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