Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi

'Doing Good Work with Families'

This project is funded by CASSE (Creating Safe Supportive Environment) delivered at 4 Aboriginal communities, Haasts Bluff, Mt Liebig, Kintore and Papunya in far west of the Northern Territory.

The project helps Aboriginal people in the here and now to understand the emotional experiences of mental health, trauma and violence. It’s about changing minds and saving lives.

Male elders from the four communities, with the help of Jamie Miller, will teach young men how to make traditional tools or tjilirra (set of tools-boomerangs, shields, spears carry vessels). The making of the tools and sharing dreaming stories provides a way of engaging males to open up and share life stories.

If you want to learn and talk about this project or be involved talk to Jamie Miller Tjuparrula. Look for him out west travelling between the 4 communities!

The photos show the Mt Liebig fellas sitting down in country, learning good ways, making tools, sharing stories and their knowledge of traditional culture!