Case Studies

The following case studies illustrate how our corporate and government secondees have achieved real results and earned the respect and trust of local Indigenous people.

South Australia – sharing digital tools for transformation across health organisations

Background For the Ngarrindjeri people in the Lower River Murray region, moorundi means river – where life begins and connects health, water and culture[1]. Moorundi Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service (Moorundi) delivers holistic health care and wellbeing programs and has been a partner of Jawun since 2016. The organisation provides a range of community health […] > Read case study

Supporting a Kimberley language organisation to tell a precious story

According to Dr Knut J. Olawsky, MDWg Manager and Senior Linguist, Miriwoong is classified as a critically endangered language. There are only a limited number of elders fluent in Miriwoong language and in a position to share their vast and precious knowledge on traditional ways of life including language, dance, traditional skills and ancient stories. MDWg is recording, documenting and sharing traditional language . > Read case study

Building a future of strong spirit, Mabu Liyan

The Yawuru people are the native title holders of the land in and around Broome in the West Kimberley. Mabu liyan is a Yawuru concept that means ‘strong spirit’, ‘good feeling’ and ‘positive wellbeing’. Personal to an individual and also connected to the wider community and country, mabu liyan is the heart of the Yawuru social development agenda. > Read case study

Tonii Skeen—excelling in two worlds

Tonii Wajaay Skeen is a young Indigenous woman descended from the Yawuru Jabbir Jabbir, Bardi, Bunuba, Nyikina and Jaru peoples of the Kimberley region. At 23 years old, she already has a strong background in community development and youth work, having worked for Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services, ICEA foundation and Nyamba Buru Yawuru over the last seven years. > Read case study

Pama Futures – a foundation for empowerment in Cape York

In August 2017, nine years after the introduction of Cape York Welfare Reform, over 200 leaders and community members from across the Cape gathered at the Djarragun College Wilderness Centre, near Cairns, for a Cape York Summit. The idea was to hold a grassroots engagement forum to propose a new direction for the region and hear community concerns and priorities. > Read case study

IAG Impact Framework – proving a win-win partnership

IAG became a partner of Jawun in 2014, and has since seconded 40 employees to Indigenous organisations across four regions. From the start, the organisation saw the potential value of the partnership as a ‘win win’ > Read case study

Social Return on Investment – how a shared idea became a movement

Through its place-based capacity building model, Jawun strives to promote cross-regional collaboration by sharing approaches its partners are using to drive effective Indigenous-led change. This case study looks at cross-regional collaboration around Social Return on Investment (SROI) > Read case study

Indigenous Corporate Leadership Program – Chris Ingrey at Qantas

“The ICL program gave me the skills to enhance my effectiveness to access and influence government… and allowed me to develop my personal skills around effective communication, negotiation, managing people and leadership.” Background Chris Ingrey is of Dharawal and Dhungutti descent, and one of three participants in Jawun’s 2017 Indigenous Corporate Leadership (ICL) program, a […] > Read case study

Indigenous Corporate Leadership Program – Nolan Hunter at Westpac Group

“My interests are in tackling the barriers to economic development for my people” Objective Nolan Hunter is a proud Bardi man from the saltwater country on the Dampier Peninsula in the West Kimberley region. Leaving behind his role as CEO at the Kimberley Land Council (KLC), Nolan was one of three selected to participate in […] > Read case study