History: Exploring the Connections (1998 - 1999)

Nhaliy ma`\'thun Yalu'
(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 Health. Project sites were located at Galiwin'ku and an urban site in the Northern Territory.

The Research Team
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 for:

  • 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.

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