Terra Rosa CRM is extremely proud to announce the launch of the Gamburlarna Project, a three year community development program run by and for Wirlu-murra Yindjibarndi Aboriginal Corporation (WMYAC). As featured on GWN7 here.
The project began with a cultural mapping exercise to document and harness Yindjibarndi traditional knowledge, which will guide a range of community driven programs focused on the well-being, education, and capacity of the Yindjibarndi people. Developed through intensive community consultation and engagement over the last 18 months, the project is a collaborative enterprise between WMYAC, the National Trust of Western Australia, and various government and non-government organisations that will over time grow to become a vehicle for a range of sustainable social, cultural, and environmental enterprises.
The project has been designed around four fundamental building blocks:
• Cultural Mapping to document important Yindjibarndi knowledge;
• Land Management opportunities for Yindjibarndi people to manage their country;
• Social Infrastructure Development within the Roebourne community; and
• Capacity Building within WMYAC and the Yindjibarndi community.
The initial phase of the project will use recorded traditional cultural and ecological knowledge to instigate a range of short term social benefit programs. Subsequent phases will build these into sustainable social outcomes planned around the needs and aspirations of the Wirlu-murra Yindjibarndi elders.
The project has been established through a contribution from Fortescue Metals Group to both WMYAC and the National Trust of WA that will provide a solid foundation for future development.
You will soon be able to follow the project website for information about the completion of the first phase of the cultural mapping program in Roebourne at the end of May 2015, and WMYAC’s cultural tourism program that will be sharing some areas of Yindjibarndi country with the wider public. Until the project website is up and running you can stay tuned via our blog.