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We bring the children back to family

The most important thing the Kinship program Minbani Bebe wants the public to understand is that they don’t take children away from their families, they bring them back. A child in Territory Families out of home care can go years without having connection to their family. Minbani Bebe’s work is about finding those connections and […]

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Life returns to normal after COVID (almost)

While COVID 19 is still a very real threat in other parts of Australia, the NT is enjoying life being back to normal … almost. For the Return to Country team, a slowdown is a welcome change after the busiest period in the program’s 17-year history. For three long months from April to July, the […]

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Healing through HEAL

If you’ve seen Larrakia Nation buses and cars driving around Darwin and Palmerston during the day, its likely you’ve seen the HEAL team working their magic. HEAL stands for Healthy Engagement and Assistance in the Long Grass and focuses on connecting with people who are homeless. The HEAL team make it their job to know […]

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The power of a Welcome to Country

Richie Fejo shares the story behind his passionate Welcome to Country that was broadcast nationally at the Richmond versus Essendon game in Darwin last Saturday. “I called out ‘countryman’ as a demonstration of what calling out to ancestors means. Calling out is telling the ancestors these are my guests, they are with me, and please […]

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Humans of homelessness 

“When I’m homeless I am very frightened when its night time because I have to sleep but I cannot hear when strangers are around”. Genevieve, 33 years old. Genevieve lives on the streets of Darwin, she is deaf and uses sign language to communicate. She doesn’t eat well, has lost contact with her family and […]

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4 Steps to Accessing the Aged Care You Want 

Supporting the elders in our community   Larrakia Nation is the largest provider of aged care services in Darwin with over 170 clients. We offer a variety of support services to assist not only our First Australians, but all elderly to remain living independent and in their homes for as long they choose. Michelle McCall […]

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Show Day at Larrakia Aged Care

Undeterred by the cancellation of the Darwin Show, Larrakia Nation Aged Care had a show day of their own on July 21. “We came up with the idea because the show was cancelled in Darwin and I am great believer in doing a variety of activities with the elders, so we decided we would organise […]

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Laticha and Clarrise’s story 

  Clarisse and Laticha are sisters at primary school in Darwin. Two years ago, they were removed from their parent’s care and placed into an out of home care foster care placement by Territory families. Laticha and Clarisse’s parents love them but were having challenges in their relationship because of substance misuse and weren’t coping […]

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Adversity breeds opportunity 

A mix of adversity and opportunity has been true of the impact of COVID19 on Larrakia Nation in 2020. It’s been a tough year, as we have had to adapt to keep our clients, staff and families safe, but as an organisation that specialises in connecting to people at a grass roots level, limiting contact […]

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Colourful NAIDOC shirts that connect us as one 

My Mum Kathy Arbon, my niece’s Lylah Quall and Meleeka Quall and myself, Natalie Quall   The story behind the design  Larrakia/Arabana artist, Natalie Quall has designed this year’s NAIDOC shirts and they are a colourful expression of connecting as one. Natalie has designed the shirts to represent the difference and similarity of Aboriginal and Torres […]

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You can still return to your community to protect yourself from Coronavirus

On Thursday 26 March, remote communities in the Northern Territory (NT) were closed to all non-essential travel in response to concerns about the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Residents of remote communities wishing to re-enter their community must now quarantine for 14 days at particular locations in the NT prior to re-entering their community.  In Darwin Larrakia […]

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In My Blood It Runs Documentary

In My Blood It Runs, the newest heartwarming and timely documentary from Maya Newell (Gayby Baby) in collaboration with Arrente and Garrwa families from the NT is available for viewing IN YOUR LIVING ROOM! In light of COVID-19, the film team have designed a unique series of online Virtual Cinema with Q&A events.   WATCH […]

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