The Dharriwaa Elders Group completed its work designing a new Elders program to be conducted for Year 11 Walgett Community School Aboriginal Studies students - Winangay Gunimaa ("knowing mother country") in June 2012, which it hopes to implement in 2012-2013.
Dharriwaa Elders Group held Aboriginal Cultural Values training with trainers Rod Mason and Geoffrey Simpson and Walgett Elders Gladys Walford and George Fernando in May 2012.
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Other news: Dharriwaa Elders Group launched its booklet "Burruguu Dharriwaa-gu - the creation of Narran Lakes" in June 2011
Dharriwaa Elders Group protocols for Welcomes conducted in Walgett were endorsed by the Walgett Gamilaraay Aboriginal Community Working Party in 2011.
Kevin Humphries MP (NSW Member for Barwon) launched the DEG's third cultural exhibition "Memories of Living Outside Walgett" on the 15 December 2010.
Dharriwaa Elders Group presented its Walgett Aboriginal Women's Workshops Report to the Walgett Gamilaraay Aboriginal Community Working Party for endorsement 23 February 2011. The Report publishes the findings of four workshops the DEG held to capture the priorities of Walgett Aboriginal women for inclusion into the Local Implementation Plan for Walgett of COAG's "Closing the Gap" RSD project which the DEG hopes will succeed.
Dharriwaa Elders Group held its AGM 21 December 2011 at which its 2010/11 Annual Report was endorsed. Other DEG reports can be found here.
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About the Dharriwaa Elders Group. The Dharriwaa Elders Group (DEG) was born 20 November 2000 after working together on projects since 1998. The Group took its name from one of its sacred sites - Narran Lakes - Dharriwaa (common meeting place) and its full members are Aboriginal people over 60 who live in Walgett. The DEG was auspiced by the Walgett Aboriginal Medical Service until 1 July 2005, when it became autonomous. Projects of the Group aim to: