History: Pilot Project (April - September 2000)

Yalu' Mar\githinyaraw

The development of the pilot project Yalu' Mar\githinyaraw, was a direct outcome of the participatory action research project "Exploring the Connections".

Yalu' Mar\githinyaraw, would be run for and by Yol\u people using traditional Yol\u clan structures of governance and management.

  • April 2000, this community driven proposal was funded as a trial project for 6 months after a visit to Galiwin'ku by the Directors and Business Manager of the Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal and Tropical Health
  • Initial research team was L^wurrpa Maypilama, Dianne Biritjalawuy, Dorothy Bepuka, and Dorothy Yu\girri\a
  • Three mini projects; guku (wild honey), [i\u (cycad damper) and nyoka' (mud crab)
  • Working with old grey haired people, using an action research model, researchers collected information about hunting practices, stories, dances, paintings and songs
  • These were then used as a way to explain to Yol\u about health and education both ways, Balanda and Yol\u

PDF Document More information about the pilot project activities is available here.

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