Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi

'Doing Good Work with Families'

This is an interesting Australian Institute of Family Studies report on what works in effective Indigenous organisations.

The following factors are common to successful community-managed programs and organisations:

  • the community has ownership of and control over decision-making;
  • culture is central to the program, including an understanding of local context, history and community leaders;
  • local Indigenous staff work on the program or in the organisation;
  • good corporate governance exists;
  • Indigenous staff are working on programs and existing capacity is harnessed;
  • trusting relationships with partners are established;
  • flexibility in implementation timelines.

I think they could be describing Waltja!

You can view the report here

Kate Lawrence