Year 3 (June 2002 - June 2003)
continued their work with the Yothu Yindi curriculum,
programs, assisting outside organisations with research
and conducting their own research and planning activities.
In addition to these activities a number of new programs
Yalu site: In recognition of their
expanding role in the community, Galiwin'ku community
council allocated a free standing building as the Yalu’ Mar\githinyaraw
office. Yalu’ Mar\githinyaraw workers decorated
the interior of the building reflecting their focus
on healthy lifestyle.
program: Yalu' Mar\githinyaraw has been
concerned for some time with the problem of relatives
living a homeless lifestyle in Darwin (long grassers).
In 2003, Yalu' Mar\githinyaraw formed a partnership
with the Larrakia Nation (traditional owners for
the Darwin area) and
have been working with them to develop strategies to
enable family members in Darwin to return home. This
work has included working with the Community Patrol
run by Mission Australia.
- Family Gardens Project:
In 2003, the Commonwealth Department of Health and
Ageing commenced funding the
community-based Family Gardens Project. It aims to
work with families to make flowers blossom and foods
grow; train a team of young people in gardening and
horticulture; and encourage people to take pride in
their own backyard and community. Yalu' Mar\githinyaraw
instigated the proposal, and the Yalu Clan Management
the project in collaboration with CDEP Landscaping
Project and CDEP Market Gardens Project.
- Core funding: The
Yalu' Mar\githinyaraw project has been successful in
securing a further 12 months funding,
until June 2004, from the Commonwealth Department of
Family and Community Services.
was a collaboration with the |alka]buy Health Clinic,
Resource and Development Services (ARDS), Marthakal
Resource Centre, and Department of Health and Community
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