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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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Charmaine Ingram- ABC Open Producer, Alice Springs

Charmaine was a former journalist and presenter in Brisbane and Sydney. She’s worked for the 7:30 NSW report, Lateline and is now working in Central Australian communities as an Open Producer. Her role allows her to teach media in remote communities as well as tell...
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Kapaliku Ngurra Yirritinguru Kintore Film

Waltja is proud to support people to keep culture strong so stories keep going on to the next generations. This past year we had some funding to work with ladies in Kintore. We are happy to share with you the video that was made at a women’s rock hole near Kintore...
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Indigenous Governance Winners

Exciting news for the Western Desert Nganampa Walytja Aboriginal Corporation (The Purple House) who have won the Indigenous Governance Award! This Awards was first established in 2005 by Reconciliation Australia and BHP Billiton to acknowledge good Indigenous...
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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