Yuwaya Ngarra-li – ‘Vision’.CLD Centre Align

"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 ASsoc. Professor Ruth McCausland and keenly supported by the Vice-Chancellor

Warning: Images of deceased persons may appear. Yuwaalaraay / Gamilaraay pronunciation guide.

Virginia Robinson & Clem Dodd meet Elders from indigenous nations who, like them, are working to improve water in their Countries.

DEG was introduced to the Stockholm International Water Institute by Yuwaya Ngarrali collaborator, Professor Greg Leslie

who is the Director of the Global Water Institute of UNSW. We are developing a relationship with this Institute with the aim of generating international attention to the appalling management of water in the Northern Murray Darling basin and particularly Walgett. We have submitted an essay for a SIWI publication which we look forward to sharing with you as we believe it provides a good overview of DEG’s current thinking regarding water policy #WaterIsLife! DEG Elders have begun to meet with other indigenous nations’ water leaders and activists who have also contributed essays to the same publication.