Remote Young Women’s Program

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Gurrumul Yunupingu Foundation has been working in partnership with Sunrise Health Service Aboriginal Corporation in the Katherine region with young women from remote communities. The Program, funded by the Westpac Foundation and the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation (Eldon & Anne Foote – Donor Advised Fund) organised Social and Emotional Wellbeing…

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Concerts at Galiwin’ku Healthy Lifestyle Festival

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Two great concerts, and a disco, were held as the finale to the Galiwin’ku Healthy Lifestyle Festival on Elcho Island, Gurrumul’s home, in early October.  The Foundation was delighted to help make it happen and see a huge turnout of all ages. This was really the first chance for the…

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Cyclone Lam Recovery Concert – Elcho Island

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The Foundation’s next project is the Recovery Concert in Gurrumul’s hometown of Galiwin’ku. Cyclones Lam and Nathan caused massive destruction earlier this year. Almost 300 people became homeless. People have recently moved from 4 months living in tents to demountable accommodation. It is still not known when houses will be…

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Barunga Beats 2015

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Gurrumul’s Foundation delivered a highly successful workshop program again this year through Barunga school, run by James Mangohig along with school Music Teacher Ben Andrews. More kids became involved this time  – with song writing, beat-making and also with rehearsing and performance. Groups often came after school as well to…

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Barunga Festival

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Gurrumul and the Foundation were very proud to be a partner of the Barunga Festival, helping to celebrate its 30th anniversary. There were some special moments – like the presentation to Blek Bala Mujik’s lead singer and songwriter Peter Apaak Miller as a founder of the Festival when he was…

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The Galiwin’ku Recovery Concert Pozible Campaign

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On Friday the 20th of February, category 4 Cyclone Lam ripped over the Arnhem Land coastline, where a community of 3000 people experienced wind gusts of up to 230kph. Damaging hundreds of homes and displacing many more people, the community of Galiwin’ku was lucky to escape the experience with no…

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