A new cultural centre to help strengthen and support local Aboriginal families will be built on central Arrernte country following a $5 million dollar grant from the NT Labor government.
Akeyulerre was established by Arrernte elders to support and promote Indigenous knowledge, practice and expertise which is recognised as being integral to the well-being of the community.
The centre allows people to both access and practice their culture and to be proud of their knowledge and identity
The new Arrernte Living Culture Centre which will be built next to the existing building will give the Akeyulerre healing Centre space to expand its healing projects, cultural Activities, bush medicine making, language work and the teaching of kids by the elders.
The building is being designed by Akeyulerre elders with help from local architect Susan Dugdale and associates.
Member for Braitling Dale Wakefield says the new centre will be a real benefit for both locals and visitors.