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ALC 15 year strategic plan 2012-2027



ALC 15 year strategic plan 2012-2027


Anindilyakwa Land Council


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Anindilyakwa Land Council (N.T.) -- Periodicals; Aboriginal Australians -- Northern Territory -- Groote Eylandt -- Periodicals

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ALC 15 year Strategic Plan 6. Goal B: Best Practice Service Delivery 57 AUTHORITY ON EDUCATION Fundamental concerns still remain within the ALC as to the current structure of education on the island. The structure is such that decisions made by local education boards ultimately need to be approved by the Department of Education and Training. The ALC has heard community concerns as to why high quality teachers and school principals leave the island. The ALC is lobbying for increased involvement in Department decisions by local people. It is the overall conclusion of the ALC that ultimately Anindilyakwa people would be better served if they were to establish their own independent schools. Ultimately the fundamental matters of curriculum (bilingual and rich with cultural content) and recruitment (the selection of administrators, principals and teachers) should be decided by Anindilyakwa leaders. BUILD HOUSES FOR TEACHERS IN ANGURUGU A major commitment under the RPA was to place government service providers into communities to improve engagement and to optimise their services. As part of the Regional Partnership Agreement, houses for school teachers will be built in Angurugu in 2013. There have been marked improvements in Umbakumba and Milyakburra Schools since teachers moved into the communities. CANNABIS USE With the implementation of complete bans on alcohol consumption within all communities, cannabis has largely taken its place. Recent studies have indicated well over six in 10 men, women and children across the Groote archipelago are regular to heavy users of cannabis. While it can be argued that this is due to boredom and a general disengagement with mainstream society, it is the view of ALC that a comprehensive and multi-faceted approach will be required to respond to this issue. A major summit on substance misuse is planned for early 2013 to engage with the community and service providers to develop an appropriate response. LINKING COMMUNITY CULTURAL CENTRES WITH SCHOOLS Extensive consultation has determined that young people see the strength of their culture being combined with education and job creation as the essential missing ingredient in engaging them with the education system. Groote Eylandt communities are therefore saying they want to see a broad based investment in developing a range of culture-based enterprises where Anindilyakwa youth and elders will positively engage in protecting, maintaining and promoting their culture to the wider world. In response to this, the ALC is planning on constructing three Community Cultural Media-Enterprise Centres in each of the communities. These will be built adjacent to schools and work closely with the school staff and students in developing bilingual and culturally rich learning materials. CREATE CLEAR MULTIPLE PATHWAYS FROM SCHOOL INTO TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT This document identifies two principle streams of options to integrate early childhood, education, training and employment for Anindilyakwa people: