It’s hard to believe we have made it this far to nearly 60 editions and 18 years of Waltja this October! Some people tell us they have past copies of Family News with photos of themselves when they were young children, that they now show their own families. Family News has been an important record and history of events for Waltja and for many of our communities. You can view the last two copies on our web site at www.waltja.org.au.

We now have a fully indigenous workforce for the art and media area. They have been committed to their training, mentoring and accredited courses and have all accepted full time employment with Waltja.

Well done Lenny, Veronica and Jessica. They have made us proud winning achievement and best trainee awards. If you would like to be trained or have work experience in art management or multi/ social media please contact us.

Waltja’s Directors recently purchased a bush block not too far from Alice Springs. We are hoping to attract small groups of tourists for a one on one cultural experience with our members. The aim is to promote cultural maintenance and longevity, pride in sharing culture and in the longer term as an economic venture for our cultural mentors and for the organisation. It will be hard work but very exciting.

Waltja will be holding several Directors and members meetings in the next few months so please give us your feedback and ideas so we can continue to improve across all areas of our organization. The elections are always hotly contested even though these are voluntary positions. If you would like to be a member please contact us for a nomination form.

Enjoy the last few days of cooler weather! See you somewhere soon, Sharijn

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