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

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

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