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Posted on 12 June 2019

Revitalising traditional languages on Croker Island

Revitalising traditional languages on Croker Island

ARDS staff have been busy in Minjilang on Croker Island, working to record and revitalise Iwaidja and Marrku, two local languages in danger of being lost.Iwaidja is one of the traditional languages of the Cobourg Peninsula and Croker Island while Marrku is the ancestral language of Croker Island, yet…

Posted on 12 June 2019

ARDS part of historic Yolŋu Local Decision Making agreement

ARDS part of historic Yolŋu Local Decision Making agreement

The central role ARDS plays in northeast Arnhem Land has been recognised by the Northern Territory Government through our involvement in the Yolŋu Local Decision Making process. We recently hosted the signing ceremony for the agreement at our Nhulunbuy office, with the Chief Minister Michael Gunner,…

Posted on 21 March 2019

International Women's Day 2019

International Women's Day 2019

It was an absolutely successful day on the 8th March, International Womens day at ARDS/ Yolngu Radio. Over 30 women attended the event from Miwatj Health Workers, to Anglicare to the General Manager of Rio Tinto, and to the women community members of Nhulunbuy. Led by ARDS Project Manager Ali Azzopardi,…

Posted on 08 March 2019

Eunice hitting high notes

Eunice hitting high notes

It’s no surprise that Eunice Djerrkngu Marika has a wonderful singing voice; she’s a member of one of Australia’s most renowned musical families.Eunice, a Yolngu woman and senior elder of the Gumatj people from Yirrkala in northeast Arnhem Land, is Dr G. Yunupingu’s grandmother and her brother is Yothu…

Posted on 21 December 2018

Harmony for Health

Harmony for Health

In October this year, ARDS with help from the Northern Territory Primary Health Network (PHN) began a pilot project – Harmony For the Health.Harmony For Health ran for 10 weeks at the Bagot Community Centre. The project was aimed at the Aboriginal Long-grasser community; specifically those who are affected…

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