Exploring the Connections (1998 - 1999)
(How Yalu' developed)
In 1998, a participatory action
research project "Exploring the connections
between Health and Education" was funded by
the Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal and Tropical
sites were located at Galiwin'ku and an urban site in
the Northern Territory.
From left to right:
Sylvia Buludja\a, Diane Biritjaluwuy,
Megan Gelung, Elaine ~^wurrpa Maypilama,
and Anne Lowell
In Galiwin'ku the research team
was Elaine ~^wurrpa Maypilama, Dianne Birritjalawuy,
Megan Gelu\, Sylvia Buludja\a and Anne Lowell.
The research identified the need
- an organisation that specifically addressed
the overlaps between health and education and,
- Yol\u to first re-establish their own Yol\u health and
education systems as a way of improving health
and education for all Yol\u in Galiwin'ku and closely connected communities.