You all know me, Irene Nangala.
-Nyuura-ngarri ninti-ngayuku Irene Nangalany.
Kintore is my home. Pintubi is my language.
Walungu langu. Pintupi wangkapayi.
I am chairperson for Waltja here.
Ngayulu mayatja Walytjaku.
Our office is in Alice Springs, but we are helping mob right across the desert communities.
Uputju nganampa Alice Springsngila.
30 remote Aboriginal communities.
30-palangurra yanangu ngurra.
Everyone is happy to travel around seeing family and going shopping.
Yanangu tjuta yunpa nyakulna watitikatima shoppingingi palyama.
I am saying be careful now.
Ngaiyulu tjapini walytja tjutaya nyinanika.
Some people are still sick with the virus.
Walytja tjutaya nyinanika miinta nyaatjarra virus.
Wash your hands a lot.
Mara palytjima nyuntu kuntjulmankula.
Cover your mouth to cough.
Puntura tjutulangu tjaa.
Cover your nose to sneeze.
Don’t go out traveling if you are sick.
Wiya yankutjaku nyuntu yankula nyuntu miinta nyinarra.
Stay safe and help keep us all safe too.
Nyinama ngurrangka nyaakula kanyinmalanyatju yantayantarra.
Palya. Walytja Tjuta. Punytjina.
Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi Aboriginal Corporation
Doing Good Work with Families
Waltja is a community based organisation that works with families from Central Desert indigenous communities to address major issues affecting their communities. Waltja’s work focuses on addressing the many gaps in service delivery for children, youth, elders and people with disabilities in the remote communities of Central Australia.
The Waltja Way
Our board of directors are all indigenous women leaders from remote communities and they steer the organisation’s direction according to a set of indigenous principles they have named ‘The Waltja Way’.
Where we work
Waltja has a base in Alice Springs and works with remote Central Australian Aboriginal communities. We also have an Art Store so please come visit! Our service area covers:
- 900,000 square kilometres
- 13,000 people
- 9 different languages
Alice Springs Headquarters – 3 Ghan Road, Alice Springs
Community members travel to Alice Springs for a number of reasons including visiting family, shopping, health and financial services. Waltja has a team of dedicated employees who man the home base. Most of our staff travel to remote communities 3-4 days per week to deliver programs.
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