Yuwaya Ngarra-li – ‘Vision’.
"The Dharriwaa Elders will lead a collaboration with UNSW and other supporters to grow our individual and community strengths and assets. We aim to restore a robust belonging to thriving families, community and country, while making our place in the nation and sharing our learning with other communities". Dharriwaa Elders Group, Walgett.
The purpose of Yuwaya Ngarra-li is for the Dharriwaa Elders Group (DEG) and UNSW to work in partnership to improve the wellbeing, social, built and physical environment and life pathways of Aboriginal people in Walgett through collaborating on evidence-based programs, research projects and capacity building, and to evaluate this model of CommUNIty-Led Development as a way of working with other Aboriginal communities.
Yuwaya Ngarra-li is an initiative that will promote two-way learning between Walgett's Dharriwaa Elders Group and a range of UNSW faculties, with long term academic leadership by Professor Eileen Baldry and keenly supported by Vice-Chancellor Ian Jacobs
In December 2020, Walgett celebrated the launch of Walgett Aboriginal Medical Service's water efficient micro-farm.
This journal article explains why Dharriwaa Elders Group partnered with UNSW and what our aims are in the Yuwaya Ngarrali partnership. We are documenting our work and approaches as we proceed.
An overiew of the Dharriwaa Elders Group Food and Water 4 Life project that is being undertaken with Walgett Aboriginal Medical Service and UNSW through our Yuwaya Ngarrali partnership
Our June '22 Yuwaya Ngarrali Briefing Paper "Caring for Elders, Community and Culture"
What is floodplain harvesting? This story was prepared by Slattery and Johnson September 2020. See referenced version.
Stage One of the works to create a water-efficient micro-farm at WAMS Community Garden has been completed.
DEG was introduced to the Stockholm International Water Institute by Yuwaya Ngarrali collaborator, Professor Greg Leslie
Dharriwaa Elders Group is RECRUITING.
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Food and Water for Life Project Officer,
Walgett’s Aboriginal Community-Controlled Organisations (“ACCOs”) call for National Food and Nutrition Strategy - full media statement