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Our headquarters back in the right hands

  September 6 was a significant day for Larrakia Nation Aboriginal Corporation because we took back ownership of our head office on Dickward Drive. This achievement runs far deeper than bricks and mortar, it signifies a determination to succeed in the face of adversity for the future of Larrakia people. To understand the full picture, […]

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Darwin Harbour Clean-Up

WHAT IS HAPPENING? The 12th annual Darwin Harbour Clean-Up is being held at various locations around Darwin Harbour on Wednesday the 13th of October. As well as removing rubbish from the waters and coastline of the Harbour, the clean-up aims to raise awareness about the effects of rubbish entering our waterways and will encourage everyone to “Bin it […]

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Vaughan Williams has done 13 years with HEAL!

Last Wednesday Vaughan Williams hit an impressive milestone of 13 years of service to Larrakia Nation Aboriginal Corporation with the HEAL program. In a fitting celebration, the usual Wednesday morning HEAL breakfast for people living rough was jazzed up a to include Vaughan’s friends, family, clients, and colleagues with great music, food, cake and presents! […]

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Patrol upped the stakes during recent lockdown

The dust has settled now, but during the recent lockdown in Darwin, life became intense for the Larrakia Nation Patrol teams. Amber Shepherd and Leslie Johns from Day Patrol took the time recently to explain how they coped with being on the front line while trying to help those living rough in Darwin stay safe. […]

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ID cards to speed up vaccinations for homeless and community visitor mobs. 

We are committed to looking after all our people in the Darwin region. Our long-grass community are among one of the most vulnerable groups generally, but especially in the face of this global COVID pandemic. LNAC has created temporary ID cards for our homeless and community visitor mobs to assist in the process of getting […]

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Donations help the Tenancy Support Program

Keeping people in their home sits at the heart of the Tenancy Support Program and an important part of this is helping people to live comfortably and take care of their homes. Getting furniture can be hard for tenants, and this is where the value of donation comes in. It’s common for the corporate groups […]

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NAIDOC 2021 Healing Country

  NAIDOC in Darwin is a big deal. Gaining momentum over the last ten years, the number, size and significance of events has increased owing to the collaborative efforts of an increasing number of stakeholders actively advocating throughout the year to ensure a diverse calendar of events is prepared for the whole community to enjoy. […]

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New Business Development Manager role at LNAC

LNAC has created a new position at the executive level called the Business Development Manager. This important role will focus on the strategic and business direction of the organisation to make sure we are moving in the right direction and capitalising on opportunities as we go. Robert Campbell started in the role in mid-May, and […]

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Spotlight on the Board:  Director Garrett Smith

Are you a member director or independent?  Independent   What attracted you to sit on the LNAC Board?  I’ve been keen to understand Larrakia aspirations generally and through LNAC, in particular. Now I have the opportunity to do so and I’d like to meet and listen to as many members as possible. I am also […]

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Trauma awareness is key to helping those suffering 

Larrakia Nation in collaboration with the Palmerston Indigenous Network have just successfully finished delivering the Trauma Training Session at the YMCA Palmerston Youth Centre in Palmerston. The three day workshop was about identifying cultural and intergenerational trauma on the body and on our community.   Building a better informed community  Kay Villaflor is the coordinator […]

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Deadly Darwin

The LNAC board chairperson Richard Fejo is a man of many talents, one of them is making people laugh. A founding member of the Aboriginal stand-up comedy group Deadly Darwin, Richard and other Larrakia Nation members are taking to the stage over the dry season to promote healing through laughter. “We believe laughter is the […]

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Long grassing issues need urgent attention 

It can no longer be tolerated was the resounding message at a meeting of Aboriginal services on April 29 in Darwin. The meeting was organised to address the worsening issue of long grass camps and the drinking behaviour that goes hand in hand with people camping around Darwin. “We have community visitors coming to Darwin […]

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