Visiting Alice Springs escorting Kormilda College students for end of term travel and a visit to Waltja is a must. Excellent art social enterprise store Tjutangku Tjukurrpa is brimming with vibrant original desert art. Catching up with passionate professionals...
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Kapaliku ngurra yirritinguru (Our Grandmother ancestors have been here forever)

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Lena Pula from Alparra

Lena Pula from Alparra talked to Waltja about the storms and heavy rains recently and about the rough winds that shook the trees and the humpies. Lena jokingly told the other ladies in the other humpies to hold on tight. Lena and her family have been living in humpies...
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Nintipulka Mitiyaku (Getting clever about media)

The Nintipula Mitiyaku program is about waltja visiting the communities and helping young people who are struggling and are no longer attending school by getting them to learn about media. This includes showing the young people how to use the camera’s and video...
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Happy customer

All the way from New Zealand, Jenny McLeod with Veronica James 😀 was impressed with the art store with plenty to choose from. A comment from Jenny "A great initiative that supports the people as well as allowing them to showcase their skills and...
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Kintore Community Western Desert festival

Ngananatju bible riitin-gitgka nyinangi Puulalawana yaalatji mankurrupa wiyakutju tjungurringu minyma , wati apa. Palunyatjanu yanu mangarriku BBC ngalkunytjaku,walypala tjutangkuya kutjanu yanangu walypalaku. The Gospel Weekend is about everyone coming together as...
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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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Chairperson April Martin

Public Officer Isobel Gorey

Executive Member Irene Nangala

Executive Member Rachel Tilmouth

Executive Member Enid Gallagher


Every few months retirees Brian and Ann Lamont load their ute and trailer to deliver recycled items to  Alice Springs and surrounding communities. Mr Lamont said the supply and generosity coming from the Canberra region was phenomenal. Waltja are very happy to host their visit this trip up and thank them for their generosity in supporting our community members.