Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi

'Doing Good Work with Families'

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.

Stories from Family News 64 (Sept 2018) appear below

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Kintore kids won a trip to the Gold Coast

It was decided at a Store Committee Meeting that Kintore needed to come up with a super incentive to entice the children to go to school everyday. It was decided that 4 children who had attendance over 90% would be given a trip to the Gold Coast. Unfortunately only 2...

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Congratulations to Aputula Community

Winners of two awards at the Keep Australia Beautiful National Tidy Town Awards Ceremony 2018 Aputula/ Finke Community represented the Northern Territory as the finalist in the National competition. The categories in which they won awards for were the ‘Community...

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Tangentyere Safety Committee

Aboriginal women from Alice springs have travelled to Canberra to deliver a defiant message - they are deeply worried about assaults of women in their communities, and they urgently need more support to make it stop. Key points: • Tangentyere Women’s Family Safety...

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Suicide Story workshop at Mount Liebig Community

In the first week of May, MHACA held a 2-day Suicide story workshop out at Mount Liebig. This workshop gave the people in the community an opportunity to talk about how the community can work together to find better ways to address Suicide. It was a very tough subject...

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Akeyulerre

  Werte! Eva, Magdalena, Ngetye, Margaret and Renie are all busy today harvesting and grinding up Arrethe leaves for bush medicine rubs for community pots to distribute to families and to elders in care. It is great to hear all the stories being shared and giggling as...

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G&T Retyred Craft

I started my tyre work back in 2015 while working for the Local Council at Mt Liebig Community. I soon identified how many old tyres were left lying around the community and began looking at ways they could be used in a useful fashion. I engaged in the Keep Australia...

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Apakatjah

Apakatjah (pronounced uppa–cut-ja) is a band which emerged from the deserts of Central Australia. the band has an unique sound of combined intricate guitar work with ancient languages, stirring harmonies and traditional instruments. Apakatjah (pronounced uppa–cut-ja)...

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Young People’s Struggle

Waltja Trip to Papunya We packed camping gear and headed out west. We started to speak with people to find out where the young men were. We asked the young indigenous police officer if he would like to come and he organized with his superiors to camp with us. MacYouth...

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I have been working as a mentor to the Media team over the past few years in varying capacities. Thanks to the generous 4 years of funding provided by the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation I have been able to develop a capacity building strategy with staff. Knowing we...

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Remote School Attendance Strategy Papunya Community

The RSAS team is here to help with issues related to school attendance. The RSAS team understands that it is sometimes hard to get kids to school. The team works with students, parents, school staff and community members to help all kids get to school. The RSAS team...

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Healing Foundation

Funding acknowledgement: Proudly supported by the Healing Foundation. Healing Foundation description: The Healing Foundation partners with communities to address ongoing trauma caused by the disruption and mistreatment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people...

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Sugarbag hunting at Laramba

Native stingless bees and their honey are sometimes known as sugarbag bees and sugarbag honey which is an aboriginal delicacy Only a short drive south of Laramba a few of the older and young women went on a search for the sweet honey produced by the native bush bee,...

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Anisha Gorey Waltja Member

My name is Anisha Gorey, I am 23 years old. I live at Papunya community which is 324 kms west of Alice Springs. I work for Regional Sports and Rec with the MacDonnell Regional Council, teaching the young people and taking them for bush trips and helping them to feel...

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NINTI CONNECTORS HELP WITH NDIS

  This is a Waltja project for Aboriginal people with a disability to understand the NDIS. The NDIS is the National Disablity Insurance Scheme. It is a new way for people with a disability to get the services and help that they need. Waltja wants to help people with a...

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Neil Peterson from Mt Liebig

Neil Peterson from Mt Liebig helps Waltja out with fellas who need social support. When our Reconnect workers need some advice or help, Neil is often the person we go to. Our female field workers sometimes need to check up on fellas to see if they are okay, and if...

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Families As First Teachers

The FaFT program Families As First Teachers provides quality early learning and support for families with children before they go to school. The program aims to give the children the best possible start in life. It understands the important role families have as the...

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From the Chairperson

Welcome to Edition 64, I was elected as Chairperson last August, that’s a year ago now. I’ve been Chairperson before but missed out for a few years and then I was really happy to be elected again. We had a busy year again. Every year is busy. We held 3 big meetings...

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Papunya Tjupi Arts

These photos are from Papunya Tjupi’s recent trip to Darwin for the prestigious Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards which Charlotte Phillipus Napurrula was selected for. Charlotte travelled to Darwin with us to celebrate this amazing...

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Strong Young Parents

Waltja’s new program Strong Young Parents is partly about engaging the young parents in good healthy eating for themselves, their kids, healthy food shopping and budgeting while in the store. Waltja worker Christine Armstrong held a good nutrition activity with the...

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Santa Teresa Media Ltyentye Apurte TV

  Santa Teresa Media is an online TV channel which was established by participants from the Santa Teresa Media Hub Community Development Program. This program was established with support from Catholic Care NT who provide facilities, equipment, training opportunities,...

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Gifts From “Advanced Archaeology”

This year Waltja has connected with so many people on Social Media. We currently have nearly 6000 followers on Twitter, 2000 on Facebook and 250 on Instagram. We are mainly telling people stories about Waltja, hunting and good news about Community life. We have also...

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Young people’s struggles project

Connecting with family, community and culture can help you with your bad thoughts, they can give you the strength to feel strong about yourself and get through tough times. Try connecting with: Close friend - Who you can talk to about your...

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