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Dharriwaa Elders Group (DEG) will not support Walgett Social and Emotional Wellbeing projects that have been developed by external agencies without DEG.
DEG's Speaker Clem Dodd, Secretary Virginia Robinson and Project Manager Wendy Spencer travelled to Sydney to attend the NSW Law and Justice Foundation's NSW Justice Awards dinner
DEG Elders started receiving phone calls in the morning of 2 December 2016 from excited Elders who had heard news reports of a NSW Government response to the need for reparations for NSW Stolen Generations.
Dharriwaa Elders Group members considered results of test aerial photo surveys undertaken near Walgett by supporters from ProUAV combined with DEG's own ground survey efforts.
NSW Environmental Defenders Office has been supporting Dharriwaa Elders Group to manage Aboriginal Cultural Heritage values around Walgett.
DEG judged the entries in its Aboriginal Language sections of the 2016 Walgett Show for Infants, Primary and High Schools in May.
David Tribe, a school teacher in Walgett in the late 1950s, early 1960s, visited Walgett in May 2016.
While he was here he met with some of his students, who are now members of Dharriwaa Elders Group.
Curator Alison Williams visited DEG the week of the 11 April, to survey and discuss DEG's contribution to the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage and Arts Association ("ACHAA") exhibition
During the week beginning 11 April 2016, DEG hosted and promoted the Northern Basin Aboriginal Nations in Walgett to undertake a Cultural Use and Occupancy Mapping project.
Dharriwaa Elders Group's Secretary Virginia Robinson made an important speech to the community on Wednesday 13 April 2016.
A Dharriwaa Elders Group party visited Orana Haven rehabilitation service near Brewarrina, 7 April 2016, as part of our research for developing a Social and Emotional Wellbeing Plan for Walgett - ie the "Moving Forwards to Healthier Communities" Framework. There we met with Manager Norm Henderson and learnt about the needs of Aboriginal people when they are learning new ways of living, away from their communities and substance abuse. We were very impressed with their set up now and affirmed in DEG's growing view that a purpose-built detox unit is needed for Walgett Hospital, and of the increasing need for rehabilitation facilities generally, especially for Aboriginal youth and women, near Walgett. Our belief in the need for further support services for clients after they leave rehab, and for their families, was also confirmed.
The NSW Parliament General Purpose Standing Committee No. 3 visited Walgett 18 February 2016 to conduct a hearing for its Inquiry into reparations for the Stolen Generations of NSW.
DEG gathered Elders the day before, to prepare for giving evidence at the 17/2/16 Walgett hearing of the NSW Legislative Committee's Inquiry into Reparations for the Stolen Generations of NSW.