The arrival of COVID-19 in Australia posed a serious risk for families in West Arnhem Land. Within a short period of time, all West Arnhem communities became closed to all non-essential travel.
Maranguka is a key gateway, both for community members and for service providers. Maranguka was identified by the Local Emergency Management Committee as the key communication pathway to the Bourke Aboriginal community and have been invited to all key NSW Health meetings.
Dusseldorp Forum is proud to endorse the Uluru Statement from the Heart which asserts the sovereignty of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples that was never ceded, and we join the calls for voice, truth-telling and agreement-making.
In May 2017 Dusseldorp Forum began a collaborative, three-year process called the ‘Festival of Change’. It started with four community-based initiatives coming together to distil what works and why, share evidence and resources.
In November, ChangeFest18 brought together over 500 change-makers from across Australia. This collaboration between our partners at Logan Together
Four lighthouse initiatives from Bourke NSW, Doveton VIC, Logan QLD and Kabulwarnamyo NT have joined forces as part of a collaborative, three-year process
Dusseldorp Forum was privileged to attend the Garma Festival in September. Tjerk and Teya Dusseldorp attended with our partners from the Maranguka Justice
On 25- 26 May Dusseldorp Forum brought together change-makers from across the country for our inaugural Festival of Change. Over two days we shared stories
On Thursday 19 May 2016, June Oscar AO received the Global Reconciliation Desmond Tutu Reconciliation Fellowship Award for her extraordinary work in reconciliation.