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Tjanpi Desert Weavers at Desert Mob

Posted by on Sep 12, 2018 in NPYWC News | Comments Off on Tjanpi Desert Weavers at Desert Mob

Tjanpi Desert Weavers at Desert Mob

Our social enterprise Tjanpi Desert Weavers has helped kick off another successful Desert Mob – an annual event celebrating contemporary art from Aboriginal owned art centres in Central Australia. NPY Women’s Council director and Tjanpi senior weaver, Rene Kulitja, officially opened the 2018 event in front of hundreds of people on Thursday evening. And on Friday, Tjanpi artist Cynthia Burke presented at the Desert Mob Symposium with animator Jonathan Daw on their project Ngayuku Papa (My Dog); an animation about Cynthia’s own papa, Tiny. On...

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NINU: Grandmother’s Law book launch

Posted by on Aug 21, 2018 in NPYWC News | Comments Off on NINU: Grandmother’s Law book launch

NINU: Grandmother’s Law book launch

The life and teachings of the late Nura Ward are now available to everyone through her autobiography Ninu: Grandmother’s Law, which was launched at our Alice Springs office last week. Mrs Ward, a Yankunytjatjara woman who passed away in 2013, was a true leader of the NPY region and is remembered as a generous cultural teacher and a relentless advocate for indigenous health. Speaking at the launch, Mrs Ward’s niece Melissa Thompson, who wrote the forward for the book, said she was proud to see the publication finished. “Her (Nura’s) life was...

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UPK6 launches into the stratosphere

Posted by on Aug 9, 2018 in NPYWC News | Comments Off on UPK6 launches into the stratosphere

UPK6 launches into the stratosphere

This week NPY Women’s Council celebrated its first involvement with the UPK music program; an initiative of the Nganampa Health Council that uses music to create awareness and inspire action about issues faced by Anangu (people of the Western Desert). On Thursday a USB carrying the sixth UPK album was launched into the world aboard a balloon ship (see video here). It comes almost 30 years after the first instalment was recorded at Mutitjulu in 1989. The current album was also released on Bandcamp and Soundcloud. UPK stands for Uwankara...

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Tjanpi Desert Weavers celebrate NAIDOC week in Timor-Leste

Posted by on Jul 23, 2018 in NPYWC News | Comments Off on Tjanpi Desert Weavers celebrate NAIDOC week in Timor-Leste

Tjanpi Desert Weavers celebrate NAIDOC week in Timor-Leste

Weavers in Timor-Leste recently received a dose of Central Australian inspiration when representatives from Tjanpi Desert Weavers took their story to the nation during NAIDOC week. On invitation by the Australian Embassy, artist Rene Kulitja and Tjanpi Manager Michelle Young travelled to Dili to showcase the achievement and beauty of the desert weavers’ work, and share the way their artistic practice has developed. For Timorese women, weaving is currently seen as a handicraft and cultural expression. In contrast, Tjanpi has grown their...

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CEO Andrea Mason speaks the Australian Press Club

Posted by on Jul 12, 2018 in NPYWC News | Comments Off on CEO Andrea Mason speaks the Australian Press Club

CEO Andrea Mason speaks the Australian Press Club

NPY Women’s Council CEO Andrea Mason addressed the Australian Press Club on 12 July 2018 on the program of the NAIDOC Women’s Conference. Below are the words she shared with delegates.   NPY Women’s Council established its Domestic and Family Violence Service (DFV) in 1994. The service initially focussed on assisting women to gain access to the criminal justice system. This was what was needed at the time. In the context of NPY Women’s Council as a whole and the changing context of remote communities over that time the...

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2016 Australian Telstra Business Woman of the Year!

Posted by on Nov 17, 2016 in NPYWC News | Comments Off on 2016 Australian Telstra Business Woman of the Year!

2016 Australian Telstra Business Woman of the Year!

Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (NPY) Women’s Council directors and staff congratulate our Chief Executive Officer Andrea Mason on being awarded the 2016 National Telstra Business Woman of the Year for Special Purpose and Social Enterprise, and the 2016 Australian Telstra Business Woman of the Year award! The Telstra Business Women’s Awards are the longest running women’s awards program in Australia, championing women in diverse industries and creating opportunities for national connections and conversations. Andrea, along with...

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Congratulations! 2017 NT Australian of the Year

Posted by on Nov 3, 2016 in NPYWC News | Comments Off on Congratulations! 2017 NT Australian of the Year

Congratulations! 2017 NT Australian of the Year

Congratulations to Chief Executive Officer Andrea Mason on receiving the 2017 NT Australian of the Year Award, last night at a reception in Darwin. Andrea won this prestigious award for her dedication, commitment and work across the tri-state region of NT, SA and WA to Aboriginal women and their families. Andrea has been CEO of NPY Women’s Council since 2010 and has lead the organisation on a journey of growth and towards financial sustainability.   Congratulations are extended to the other NT Award recipients 2017 Senior...

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Tjanpi Desert Weavers runners up in Ethical Enterprise Award

Posted by on Oct 26, 2016 in NPYWC News, Tjanpi News | Comments Off on Tjanpi Desert Weavers runners up in Ethical Enterprise Award

Tjanpi Desert Weavers runners up in Ethical Enterprise Award

Tjanpi Desert Weavers have won second prize in the Moral Fairground Ethical Enterprise Award 2016, announced in Melbourne at the end of last week. The Ethical Enterprise Award 2016 recognises the most inspirational ethical enterprise in Australia – a business or organisation that has achieved the most positive social and economic impact in a local or overseas community through their innovative and ethical trade practices. Tjanpi Desert Weavers were one of 9 finalists in the national award, with the winners being Pollinate Energy, an...

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Marking 10 years of Low Aromatic Fuel in central Australia

Posted by on Oct 26, 2016 in NPYWC News, Youth Team News | Comments Off on Marking 10 years of Low Aromatic Fuel in central Australia

Marking 10 years of Low Aromatic Fuel in central Australia

  Press Release Low Aromatic Fuel 10 Years on and Going Strong: a community driven solution that has stood the test of time This month it is 10 years since Opal fuel first rolled into Alice Springs. This happened on the back of a community campaign and with the support of fuel companies, government and many retailers in the region. It has worked well and 10 years on we have reason to celebrate and highlight this good story.   CAYLUS, WYDAC and NPY Women’s Council are proud of our involvement in this campaign and ongoing work with remote...

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Congratulations Andrea Mason

Posted by on Oct 21, 2016 in NPYWC News | Comments Off on Congratulations Andrea Mason

Congratulations Andrea Mason

  Directors, members and staff congratulate our Chief Executive Officer Andrea Mason on her nomination as a finalist in the 2017 NT Australian of the Year awards. Click HERE to see the article form the Centralian Advocate published today (21 October 2016)  

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