The North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency (NAAJA) is providing high quality, accessible and culturally relevant support to Indigenous prisoners and juvenile detainees at the Darwin Correctional Centre and Don Dale Juvenile Detention Centre, from initial contact with correctional services until successful reintegration with the community.
A group of schoolgirls from the remote Northern Territory community of Ngukurr travelled to Darwin recently to explore future academic opportunities. The students visited several boarding schools, Charles Darwin University (CDU) and Government House, and met with local Aboriginal women who spoke about their own experiences working towards successful careers and being role models for young women in their own communities.
Husband and wife members of a Community Development Programme CDP Work for the Dole programme at a popular conservation reserve are enjoying their surroundings while gaining important skills and qualifications and increasing their future job prospects.
In Wadeye, local Remote School Attendance Strategy (RSAS) team members, known as “Yellow Shirts”, are working hard to increase school attendance. They recently gained a new provider, BIITE and played host to members of the Royal Papua New Guinea Police Force, and the groups exchanged stories of school attendance issues in Papua New Guinea and Wadeye.
The 2015 Festival will be hosted by Indigenous Remote Communications Association in partnership with PAW Media and Communications and the Lajamanu community with key partner Indigenous Community Television.
Many Indigenous communities are looking at ways of keeping their culture and heritage alive while providing jobs for community members. The li-Anthawirriyarra people from around Borroloola in the Gulf of Carpentaria are tackling this by setting up a trial eco-tourism business and cultural programme.