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 Professor Eileen Baldry and keenly supported by Vice-Chancellor Ian Jacobs

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

"A community in action: How Walgett is redefining food systems" is a case study we prepared with our Yuwaya Ngarrali partners at UNSW and the Walgett Aboriginal Medical Service for the UN Food Summit in October 2021.

It was submitted alongside the wider report produced with another community in Fiji - citation: Rosewarne E1, Hunnisett C1, Bennett-Brook K, Coombes J, Corby C, Leslie G, McCausland R, McKenzie B, Spencer W, Feeny E2, Webster J2. Whose paradigm counts? An Australia-Pacific perspective on unheard voices in food and water systems. Sydney, Australia: The George Institute for Global Health; 2021.