Profiles - Elaine ~^wurrpa Maypilama

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Mrs Lawurrpa (Elaine) MAYPILAMA Clan: Warramiri
  • Galiwin’ku resident with connections to land through father’s father.
  • Strong connections to Yirrkala lands through Mother’s side
  • 2000-current Supervisor :Yalu' Mar\githinyaraw Project
  • 1998-2000: Senior Researcher CRC for Aboriginal and Tropical Health Indigenous Health and Education: Exploring the Connections (participatory action research)
  • Qualified Teachers Aide
  • Driving force of Yalu service delivery to work with the unemployed and homeless Yol\u people who are stranded in the greater Darwin area. Has undertaken to locate and talk with stranded Yol\u on behalf of their families and report back to family in Galiwin'ku since 2000.
  • Instrumental in establishing Galiwin’ku Petrol Sniffing program 'The Good Boys Program'
  • Collaborations with Mission Australia & Itinerant’s Project; CRC for Aboriginal and Tropical Health; Menzies School of Health Research; NT Law Reform
  • Experienced conference presenter.

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