Our Northern Territory program supports Eastern and Central Arrernte (pronounced UH-rrahn-da) people to better their situation and have more control over their lives.
The program works with Northern Territory Indigenous communities and corporations to:
Our Northern Territory program came about when Eastern and Central Arrernte leaders engaged the local Catholic church network, seeking support to establish a capacity building centre where culturally appropriate responses to contemporary life issues could evolve.
We were approached to assist, and developed the Northern Territory program in response.
Initially, the program was based in the community of Ltyentye Apurte (Santa Teresa), but has since expanded to various sites across the Northern Territory.
Our Northern Territory program supports communities to advocate for their own needs, and be heard, through diverse activities:
We believe local people should have a real say in what services they need and how they’re delivered.
Our Northern Territory program applies a sustainable community development approach, which ensures services and activities are community-led.
Our approach aims to:
We work with communities by invitation – we don’t impose ourselves, but rather listen, develop relationships and support community decisions.
Through local family and community meetings, we assess local needs, identify local priorities and support communities to develop plans to address them.
We also help to establish and strengthen community governance structures.
We work with communities to identify areas for corporate, philanthropic and government engagement.
Please contact our Alice Springs office:
Shop 4, 72 Todd St (PO Box 2233) Alice Springs NT 0871
Tel: (08) 8952 4616 | Fax: (08) 8952 4615 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org