News & Reports

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

A Story from the Campfire – Intjiki Catherine Liddle

For National Reconciliation Week 2019, we share a special reflection on the practical contribution to reconciliation Jawun makes with this story by Jawun’s Regional Director, Central Australia, Intjiki Catherine Liddle. My Grandfather was an Arelhe. The old man only measured in at about 5’7, but it is said that there never stood a bigger man. […] > Read article

KAPCO – Kimberley pastoral enterprise putting Aboriginal people ‘in the driver’s seat’

Background KRED Enterprises initiated the Kimberley Agriculture and Pastoral Company (KAPCO) project in 2012 to create a year-round supply chain and meaningful employment and training opportunities for Aboriginal people in remote West Kimberley communities. KAPCO was KRED CEO Wayne Bergmann’ vision to revitalise the long history of Indigenous involvement in the Kimberley’s pastoral industry. “Our […] > Read case study

BBY – Driving Empowerment through Joint Decision-Making in the East Kimberley

Background In the East Kimberley, Binarri-binyja yarrawoo (BBY) is the ‘backbone’ organisation supporting the implementation of Empowered Communities (EC), a nationwide Indigenous-led reform agenda that was initiated in 2015 to drive Indigenous-led decision making and change. As a neutral convenor, BBY supports the EC leadership and convenes community and government inputs. There are over 20 opt-in […] > Read case study

SoFL – A network of women connected in two-way learning for leadership

Over three days at a Jawun Stories of Female Leadership convention in the East Kimberley, Fiona found a natural connection with fellow SoFL member Suzi Hullick, who works for Westpac in Darwin. They agreed that Fiona would visit Suzi in Darwin, shadowing her in her role as National Manager of Indigenous Business. There was substantial two-way learning and Suzi now plans to visit Fiona in her working environment at Miwatj Health in Arnhem Land. Their experience shows the power of two-way connections facilitated by Jawun, in particular those between influential women made possible through Jawun's unique Stories of Female Leadership network. > 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