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Dear Jawun family, Perhaps like many of us you have a Burnie Bean somewhere close? A recent My Jawun Facebook post showed what a part of our lives these tokens have become, keeping us company on desks, tables, TV counters and other places. They remind us of our connection to an experience, a place, the Jawun family, and […] > Read article

Fire management and the Jawun Cycle – how Kimberley Land Council is creating sustainable economies on country

Background The Kimberley Land Council (KLC) seeks to support its members and Aboriginal communities throughout the Kimberley with access to opportunities. KLC leads an ambitious empowerment agenda drive to create self-sustainability and enable self-determination, and pursues opportunities with vigour both nationally and internationally to overcome barriers and challenges in the region including lack of industry […] > Read case study

Growing strong roots – Empowered Communities in the NPY Lands

Background In Central Australia, the national reform movement Empowered Communities (EC) is deeply founded on community input and ownership. From its beginning in 2013, the regional partnership’s first priority was to understand and represent Indigenous community perspectives, needs and opportunities. NPY[1] Empowered Communities (NPY EC) is a partnership of regional Aboriginal controlled organisations who are […] > 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

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

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