Welcome to Waltja
Over the past 12 months Waltja has travelled to 20 of the communities in our area and worked alongside families and community members to provide capacity building, training, advocacy, support and services to improve the daily life outcomes for all age groups. Some of these were around school and education, working to address the effects of social media and substance misuse, supporting people with a disability and their carers with respite, beds, blankets and mobility aides, providing urgent emergency relief, working with young people and their extended families to reconnect and for everyone to feel valued, respected and hopeful for the future. Waltja worked to link everything together by building on the strength of kinship and culture and providing opportunities to share skills, experiences and knowledge.read more
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“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.”
Annual Report 2016-17
The Waltja Art Store is our all-year fund raiser. By supporting the store, you are helping Waltja deliver important programs across Central Australia.
Outcomes Meeting with PMC
Some of our members and Waltja workers had a meeting with the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet to discuss the outcomes from the two Indigenous Women’s Network meetings. Learn more >>
Video Projects & Nintipulka Mitiyaku (Getting Clever About Media)
Our media team accompanies field workers out bush and, when there is an opportunity, they teach media skills to young people. They also photograph day to day activities like this cook-up for dinner. Best viewed full screen – click the icon bottom right.
Young People’s Struggle Project
Connecting with family, community and culture can help you with your bad thoughts, they can give you the strength to feel strong about yourself and get through tough times. read more >>
This 90 second video, the Luritja version of “Going Bush”, was produced by Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi in partnership with the Alice Springs Women’s Shelter, with support from the Dept of Scial services and partnership support from the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation.
Latest Stories From Waltja
This Diary cover was sent to one of our Twitter followers in Melbourne and she's very happy!
"My gorgeous new
@WaltjaPalya diary cover, in the wild. Painted by Sarah Wheeler. "
Waltja received donations from an #AliceSpriWaltja received donations from an #AliceSprings community family. We are grateful for the support we receive from the many lovely people in Alice Springs...read more
Pamela Nathan and Jamie Millier from CASSE (Creating A safe and Supportive Environment) and the ‘Men’s Tjilirra Movement’ visited Waltja. Pamela Nathan (Director of Aboriginal Australian Relations...read more