“Anangu heads are full of stress. There is so much stress it is hard to think. We feel worried and scared. Doing the meditations helps us to relax," Uti Kulintjaku project participant, Theresa Nipper In 2019 Smiling Mind and NPY Women’s Council Ngangkari initiative; Uti Kulintjaku worked together to develop the first ever meditations in Pitjantjatjata and Ngaanyatjarra with the aim of increasing wellbeing and mental health in remote communities. The meditations were made available on the Smiling Mind app. The partnership is now set to grow with the support from the Envato Foundation who will fund the development of a series of new resources to support student learning, and provide teachers with additional trauma-informed mindfulness training in the NPY Lands. Photo: Ilawanti Ken by Rhett Hammerton ... See MoreSee Less
Do you know somebody that would love the opportunity to work alongside Anangu families and communities in an amazing part of the world? NPYWC is looking for an Intensive Family Support Worker that has experience in Social Work, Early Childhood or Community Development. NPYWC provides a supportive environment with competitive, above award based salary, superannuation and salary packaging benefits. Find out more: www.npywc.org.au/job/intensive-family-support/... See MoreSee Less
We are looking for Child Advocacy Officer to assist negotiate Child Protection systems across the tristate area of SA, NT and WA. The position advocates for families and children in access arrangements, legal assistance, kinship carer identification, and reunification. This is an important role for someone with experience in advocacy, community development or case management. NPYWC provides a supportive environment with competitive, above award based salary, superannuation and salary packaging benefits. Find out more: www.npywc.org.au/job/child-advocacy-officer/... See MoreSee Less
Lilsten to a new love song "Beautiful Lady", written and recorded during the NPYWC Youth Service Men’s Camp 2020. The video shows footage of the camp at Pirupakalarintja Outstation where young men visited sacred sites, undertook land clearing and participated in workshops. Organised by NPY Women’s Council in collaboration with AFL NT, CLC, RFDS Health and Dan the Underdog.
“We went to the Olympics so that all the people there would see the strength of who we are. The Olympic experience has made us strong with a resolve that has never been shaken since. We did a really important inma (ceremony) in Sydney and we did it with the intention of making a deep impression on the people who saw it and in the hope of better relationships and collaborations with other people in the future. It was a very important occasion. My sister carried a great deal of valuable knowledge and she and I made this inma available through Women’s Council for the benefit of everyone across the country. There was a tremendous benefit in everyone gathering to learn and understand and perform this inma and to pass it on for future generations.” NELLIE PATTERSON Enjoy the snippets from our experience 20 years ago at the opening of the Sydney Olympics 2000. (sound on!) ... See MoreSee Less
Jail can cause great harm to children. In Australia 10 yo children can be arrested, charged and jailed. We know incarcerating children does not reduce crime, is extremely costly and increases the chances of children re-offending x3. Is there a better way? Read more about why children are in jail and what alternatives exist. NPYWC Directors ask the Australian Government to #RaiseTheAge of incarcerated children from age 10 to 14 in line with UN recommendations. Read more here: www.npywc.org.au/news/create-heroes-not-villains/... See MoreSee Less
Definitely raise the age to 18 the age when they can vote
Girls and boys need strong mentors.. ie women and men.
I finally “ get it “ now I am older.
Please care for and love your children. They are special and so are you..
There is always hope to make tomorrow better.
Call out! NPYWC’s Youth Service is looking for an experienced Youth Development Officer to provide supportive case management and a creative youth program in Pukatja (SA). The NPYWC Youth Service delivers Case Management, Leadership & Education, Youth Diversion / Recreation and Advocacy for youth in the NPY Lands. NPYWC provides a supportive environment with competitive, above award based salary, superannuation and salary packaging benefits. Find out more: www.npywc.org.au/job/youth-development-officer-full-time-remote-central-australia-various-locations/... See MoreSee Less
Children do not belong in jail. In Australia 10 yo children can be arrested, charged and jailed. This photo is of our Director Rene Kulitja at 10 years old. Every child has the right to smile like this. Annually, Australia has 600 children aged 10-13 locked up in prison and sadly 65% of these children are Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander. Research shows that incarcerating children does not reduce crime, in fact it contributes to children re-offending. NPYWC Directors ask the Australian Government to #RaiseTheAge in line with UN Committee on the Rights of the Child recommendations. Understand more about this issue and how you can help here: www.npywc.org.au/news/npy-womens-council-calls-on-government-to-stop-imprisoning-children/... See MoreSee Less
Absurd and shameful policy. Worse than a dictature. Will share.
Absolutely disgraceful that this is “the law”.
Dead right NO child should end up in prison. Change the age to 18 when children are allowed to vote.
10 yrs is too young they are still babies
signed & shared! Thank you for posting this!
Sadly Australia turns a blind eye to indigenous incarceration but is outraged at white kids being in detention. It goes beyond kids. We set racist double standards that stem from our heritage. It’s called systemic racism.