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ALC 15 year strategic plan 2012-2027



ALC 15 year strategic plan 2012-2027


Anindilyakwa Land Council


Anindilyakwa Land Council annual report; Anindilyakwa Land Council strategic plan; Reports; PublicationNT




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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 7. Goal C: Develop a Living Cultural Economy 86 7. GOAL C: DEVELOP A LIVING CULTURAL ECONOMY 7.1 STRENGTHEN YOUTH TO LIVE IN 2 WORLDS There are critical issues facing Anindilyakwa youth and the preservation of the Anindilyakwa culture. Critically youth have become disengaged from the education system and mainstream life, particularly in the community of Angurugu. This requires a comprehensive approach in taking a more hands on approach to the education curriculum as previously outlined. With the support of ALC, both the Australian and Territory governments are applying a regime of warnings and fines combined with a deduction of Centrelink payments to parents who do not send their children to school. In the ALCs consultations, community members said they want to see a broad based investment in developing a range of culture based enterprises where youth and elders will positively engage in protecting, maintaining and promoting their culture to the wider world. Extensive consultation with youth has determined that in particular they see the strength of their culture being combined with education and job creation as the essential missing ingredient in engaging youth with the education system. The report New Ownership New Responsibilities independently reviewed education on the Groote archipelago and one of its recommendations was to investigate how best to deal with the implications of local cultural values within the school, and identify culturally informed remedies for improving attendance and making the school more attractive to potential students (Ramsey, Cummins, Hansen, Wauchope, 2009,p. 9). The report also notes a widespread support for introducing Indigenous language and culture programs. It recommends that the ALC: work with community elders, assistant teachers and curriculum officers to develop an Anindilyakwa language and culture program for delivery in schools as an additional component to studies in other learning areas of the NT Curriculum Framework (Ramsey et al, 2009, p. 95). Most recently, the Anindilyakwa Ambaka Murriyada Yirrilangwa Youth Strategy 2012 2017 was created as a way forward to engage local youth and to provide opportunities for youth to develop into culturally strong and well rounded members of their community who are able to operate in two worlds. It contains a comprehensive list of goals, strategies and actions developed during an extensive consultation process. The Youth Strategy is overseen by youth service providers who are a part of the Youth Steering Committee, a sub committee of the RPA. A Youth Services Coordination Unit is being established within the ALC to facilitate the implementation of the Youth Strategy and to coordinate an integrated approach to youth service provision. A focus of the Unit will also be to establish and maintain a youth-driven decision making group that empowers young people to get involved in the community and carry out projects that they want to see come into fruition.

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