Warlpiri Initiatives Win Top Prize at Indigenous Governance Awards

28th Nov 2018

The Warlpiri initiative known as WETT or the Warlpiri Education Training Trust, has taken out the top place at the Indigenous Governance Awards held last weekend in Melbourne...

The Indigenous Governance Awards were established in 2005 by Reconciliation Australia in partnership with BHP to identify, celebrate and promote effective Indigenous Governance.

The Warlpiri Education Training Trust were announced as this years Category B winners for non-incorporated organisations for its outstanding bilingual and bicultural education and lifelong learning programs in the Northern Territory’s Tanami Desert.

The WETT advisory committee advises on how to best invest royalty money received from the Newmont gold mine which is located on Warlpiri country into various educational and cultural activities that will ensure Warlpiri children grow up with their culture and western culture.

Other nominees in this category included The Ali Curung Community Lease Money Working Group and the Tangentyere's Strong families and Children project in Arlparra community. 

To hear more about how WETT funds are invested and the benefits for Warlpiri people, CAAMA's Teghan Hughes had a yarn with Warlpiri Educator Barbara Napanangka Martin from Yuendumu community and Central Land Council representative Georgie Stewart...

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By Teghan Hughes