Rarrtjiwuy is a young Yolngu miyalk. Her malk (skin name) is Bilinydjan and she is from the Galpu Clan. Rarrtjiwuy worked as the Permits Officer at Dhimurru between 2010 and 2011.
"I enjoy working in a bilingual environment with Yolngu and ngapaki staff. I enjoy sharing Yolngu knowledge and culture, teaching the Dhimurru staff new words in Yolngu dharuk (language)."
Rarrtjiwuy currently works at Miwatj Health Aboriginal Corporation in Nhulunbuy as the Aboriginal liaison officer.
"We work together in veracity of our Dhimurru Vision Statement."
"At home I enjoy being with my two children and my partner; going hunting, painting and learning from my elders."
Djawa Yunupingu - Deputy Chairperson
Rarriwuy is a Rirratjingu clan member. She currently works as the Senior Literacy Worker at Yirrkala School, where she has previously been a teacher for 30 something years. She trained to be a teacher through Batchelor College. Privately Rarriwuy enjoys writing poetry and following the AFL (her favourite team being the Hawks). She also enjoys hunting and fishing and cooking guya (fish) and miyapunu (turtle) in the 'earth oven'. Dhimurru has a reputation for carers of the land. Rarriwuy feels that the Permit System Dhimmurru uses - where Dhimurru works alongside the Northern Land Council - is really manymak.
"I hope that Dhimurru is here to stay. And that more young Rangers take up positions at Dhimurru, learning about how to manage country."
Rarriwuy has played an important part in the development of the Learning on Country programme, and important regional initiative.
"It's taken a lot of time and effort but I am very proud of our achievements as we see its successful implementation in Yirrkala school and Dhimurru."
Djarrambal is a senior leader of the Rirratjingu clan. He resides in Yirrkala with his family and extended relatives.
He is the son of Roy Dadaynga Marika, whose words are in the vision statement for Dhimurru.
He has been on the Dhimurru Aboriginal Corporation Board for nearly two years, but also at its inception supporting Dhimurru through the establishment and accomplishments throughout its years.
He has embraced the responsibilities of being a director of Dhimurru and its work guiding it with his cultural knowledge and integrity.
Boyan1 is from the Gumatj Clan.
Boyan1 works at the Gove District Hospital liaising between the hospital and community clinics. She has worked on many health programs which aim to promote health and educate community members.
Boyan1 worked as a Senior Aboriginal Health worker for 10 years before deciding to work in a government position. She believes it is important to live a good healthy life by having a healthy body and a healthy mind. She believes in eating the right foods and choosing healthy lifestyle factors (ie yakka ngarali!) “It is good to balance yolngu bush ngatha (food) with western ngatha.”
She recognises where aboriginal people are in terms of health.
“It is really Manymak (good) that dirramu and miyalk work together at Dhimurru. Dhimurru is an equal opportunity place.” She believes that the Miyalk Rangers at Dhimurru especially have a very important job in community as being role models for younger Yolngu miyalk.
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