Working with the Community
Key partner organisations in the NPY Lands include the following:
- Ngaanyatjarra Council
- Nganampa Health Council
- NPY Women’s Council
- Regional Anangu Services Aboriginal Corporation
- Western Desert Nganampa Walytja Palyantjaku Tjutaku Aboriginal Corporation
Through these partnerships in the region, Jawun support reaches over 25 communities across the tri-state area of Northern Territory, South Australia, and Western Australia.
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Catherine is an Arrernte/Luritja woman from the Central Australia regions. A journalist by trade, she subscribes to the philosophy that to change the story you first have to change the message. Catherine has worked across all levels of news and current affairs production and presented news programs for Imparja, NITV and the ABC. Over the past ten years she has worked primarily in managerial roles where she has led small and large multidisciplinary teams, driven workplace transformations and delivered record breaking programs for NITV and the SBS. Most recently she worked as the Interim General Manager of Indigenous Community Television where she had the opportunity to dabble in drama.
Catherine has also worked in education where she had the privilege to design and roll out
a new model of flexible schooling for transient families and co-design a number of precedent setting programs that targeted student engagement through environmentally responsive and systemic approaches to wellbeing. One of those programs, Targeting Health Improving Engagement, was a finalist in the 2012 Chief Minister’s Awards for Excellence in the Public Sector. Catherine maintains a strong interest in education and is a founding and current member of a volunteer group called ‘Grannies in Schools’.
A desert girl at heart, Catherine loves a bush track, a tall story and a campfire.
Case studies show how Jawun secondees have achieved real results. If you are interested to learn more about Jawun's work in this region, click on the case studies below.
- RASAC – capacity and connections to support Anangu employment
- Fit for Purpose: New Accounting System for NPY Women's Council
- Engagement rather than Enforcement
- Supporting Empowered Communities in the NPY Lands
- Creating a Strategic Plan for NPY Women's Council