Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi

'Doing Good Work with Families'

Family News Edition 60 – Published Dec 2015

Our 36-page colour magazine The “Family News” is produced approximately five times per year and is distributed free of charge to all communities in our region. The “Family News” not only gives the communities an outlet for their news and a voice for their concerns; it provides a means of effectively disseminating vital information on the issues affecting community life.

The “Family News” is a resource for remote families who often have trouble accessing the services and facilities that most people in the Territory take for granted. Naturally funding for a project like this is always a problem.


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Be Smart when buying a Mobile Phone

Remote communities are now getting mobile phone reception. This is good news for keeping in touch with family and friends but can also mean big bills. If you sign a contract for a mobile phone with a company you might...

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Spending Kids’ Money on Gambling

This painting was made by Topsy Peterson at the Mount Liebig workshop, Be Ninti about Gambling, in October. Isobel Nampitjinpa Gorey told Family News the story of Topsy’s painting. “All the kids are looking around, wandering around after school looking for family,...

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Defence Indigenous Development Program

Twenty eight inspiring students graduated from the Defence Indigenous Development Program (DIDP) and received their formal qualifications at the Institute’s Campus at Batchelor, Northern Territory. It will be a day to be remembered for a lifetime by graduates, their...

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Leela Kruger’s Big Trip

ASPBAE Study Exchange on Adult Education and Lifelong Learning I’ve had the opportunity to travel to the Philippines for the first study exchange organised by the Asia South Pacific Association...

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Reconnect to Education

Are you between the ages 12-18 years old... Are you from these 4 communities, Santa Teresa - Papunya - Mount Liebig - Titjikala Then Waltja Reconnect are around to talk school! We want to help you connect to Education! Waltja Reconnect works a lot to help senior...

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White Ribbon Day, Ntaria Community Walk

“Waltja Directors are saying NO to family violence” Irene Nangala, Director Waltja Directors and staff went to Ntaria to stand up for this program and say ‘NO MORE’ to family and domestic violence. The day...

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Say No to Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is not just spousal violence, it also includes long standing family feuds, disputes and fighting within extended families. The community needs to work together to support not only the victims but also the offender, to give them the support to change.

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Willowra, Disability & Culture Trip

Jeannie Presley, Kay Williams, Peggy, Marilyn, Lucy and Leah Martin from Willowra enjoyed a relaxing outing to Pawu (Mt Barkly)-Lucy Nampintjimpa’s grandfather’s country. Once there, Lucy and Jeannie decided to...

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Money Management at Yuendumu

Ngula kalu Waltja wardingki-patu yanirni yurntumu – kurra karnta-paturlu kajurlu payirni nyiya-ku ngurlaju-rlu yanurnu? Ngaju-karna jana wangkami ngula-ju yanurnu-rlu yungunku helpi-man keycarddi-ki maninjaku nyuntu-ku manu kurdu-kurdu-ku. Manu Kajikangku tala-ku...

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Ngkwarley! / Sugarbag!

Ngkwarley! Arternem ngkwarl renh. Kel inpem pelekan-warl. Ampek akngeynem. Anthey-alpem. Ampel arlkwem. Antherrem rernem. Sharemilerrem ngkwarl. Angayakw-rnem. Amern-then arlkwem rernem. Anaty. Alakenh....

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Batchelor Institute hosts Elders Visiting Program

Batchelor Institute is pleased to host the Elders Visiting Program that is working with the Northern Territory Department of Correctional Services (NTDCS) and various other Northern Territory Government agencies to reduce recidivism in NT communities. Despite...

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Human Rights Declaration now in Pintupi-Luritja

Yara Tina Ngaatjanya Yananguku Tjukarurrulpayi Liipula Nyinanytjaku Mingarrtjuwiya Shelia Joyce Dixon and Lance MacDonald from Papunya have been busy translating the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights into Pintupi-Luritja. It is the first time that this...

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Grandmother’s stories – Mt Liebig

The Grandmother’s Stories project supports transmission of Aboriginal cultural knowledge by Aboriginal women in Central Australia to younger generations. During our visit to Mt Liebig, Regional Council staff...

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Areyonga Celebrates Elders

Waltja Directors have put Waltja savings into support for culture activities on each community. Areyonga ladies asked for a camp-out for the elders. They wanted to celebrate the old people, and to help them to teach young...

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Isobel Gorey decided to invite all the Papunya Tjupi ladies to her country for an artists’ camp. Bush trip to Karinyarra with Papunya Tjupi and Waltja – here’s the video

Karrinyarra from Waltja on Vimeo.

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Ltyentye Apurte School Camp

Waltja supported Ltyentye Apurte School to run a Camp at Arltunga. Waltja provided two troopies and swags for all the students. Waltja staff members: Reconnect worker Allan O’Dea and Family Mental Health Worker Charles Tako, worked with the teachers and elders to run...

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Director’s Meeting AGM and Special General Meeting

Waltja Directors and members came in to Alice Springs for two days of meetings on the 4th and 5th of November. Ladies came from Utopia, Engawala Santa Teresa, Titjikala, Laramba, Yuelamu, Willowra, Yuendumu, Nyirrpi, Kintore, Mt Liebig, Papunya.  Areyonga,...

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Thank You Outgoing Directors

Waltja says THANK YOU to Margaret Campbell and Mia Mulladad who were Executive Directors from 2014 to 2015. MARGARET CAMPBELL It has been really good for me being Executive Director, coming to meetings with the other...

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Executive Directors 2015-16

The Executive Directors meet 4 times a year. They are responsible for setting direction and making decisions about projects and programs. They work more closely with the full range of Waltja’s services...

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From the manager

Welcome to Edition 60 of Family News, By the time you are reading this we will be only weeks away from Xmas and the start of 2016. The past year has been one of our most challenging but also rewarding. The Directors made some huge decisions and used the money from...

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Wendy Brown – speech at NDS Conference

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