Welcome to Waltja
Happy Holiday Season & Best Wishes for 2018
I would like to end this year by acknowledging the amazing work of our Board of Directors who are always such generous volunteers. Their vision inspires us all to work ethically and harder for better health, lifestyle, safety, economics and equity for families living on remote central desert communities. The Directors and members repeatedly demonstrate what they can achieve when they work together for the good of all. Thank you to our awesome staff who help bring those visions into practice. Thanks to everyone who supports Waltja and makes our organisation strong. If you would like to work with us next year please contact us soon so that we can talk about your ideas. See you somewhere in 2018! Sharijn (Waltja CEO)
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“Whatever Waltja does, culture is in the centre of what we do and we hold that strong.” Statement from Waltja Directors’ Meeting, Eastern MacDonnell Ranges, NT, May 2014.
Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi Aboriginal Corporation (Waltja) is an Aboriginal controlled community-based organisation, which does good work with families, grounded in strong culture and relationships. We work in remote Central Australian Aboriginal communities, across nine languages and across more than one quarter of the Northern Territory. Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi is in the Luritja language. It literally means “families, for everybody, really good together”, or the short version, “doing good work with families”. Waltja is governed by a Board of Directors who are senior traditional Aboriginal women, permanent residents and leaders in the remote communities where we work.
“In Waltja, everyone works well together, keeping Waltja strong and friendly – Directors, workers and community. Waltja is home. One family” April Martin, Chairperson.
In November 2014, Waltja was awarded the Reconciliation Australia Indigenous Governance Award for the best-governed Indigenous organisation in Australia. Chair of the judging panel, Professor Mick Dodson, said Waltja has been doing good governance for a very long time, keeping culture at the heart of the work. He said, “Waltja is one of the best organisations I have encountered; the best in Australia.”
The Waltja Art Store is our all-year fund raiser. By supporting the store, you are helping Waltja deliver important programs across Central Australia.
Young People’s Struggle 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. read more >>
Video Projects & Nintipulka Mitiyaku (Getting Clever About Media)
This 90 second video, the Luritja version of “Going Bush”, was produced by Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi in partnership with the Alice Springs Women’s Shelter, with support from the Dept of Scial services and partnership support from the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation.
Visit our Vimeo Channel to watch more videos about the important work Waltja does. The Nintipula Mitiyaku program is about waltja visiting the communities and helping young people who are struggling and are no longer attending school by getting them to learn about media.
Family News Magazine #63
Community Liaison Officers are the people who help parents, guardians, carers and community members in their interaction with Yirara College. The Community Liaison Officer provides...read more
Waltja workers Veronica James and Allan O’Dea went out to Willowra for a week. They met up with Lillian Long, Lilly Long, Kaye Williams, Lucy Martin. The women decided they wanted to go digging for...read more
Kurt Noble is the coordinator in the Mediation and Justice for the Central Desert Regional council based in Willowra for the next 12 months to mediate with any conflicts which may arise in the...read more