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Welcome to Marninwarntikura Women's Resource Centre

Marninwarntikura is a centre of inspiration that provides women and their families a place for positive change and leadership. Marninwarntikura is a Walmajarri word. ' Marnin' means 'women', 'Wanti' means 'big mobs of women' and 'Kura' means 'belonging to'. When said together, it means that women who belong to this region, these countries and each other, have come together.

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The Lowitja Institute Announce Support for the Bigiswun Kid Project

The Lowitja Institute Announce Support for the Bigiswun Kid Project

The Lowitja Institute announced 20 research projects they are providing funding for and one of them is ours. The Bigiswun Kid Project.

This project will follow-up the participants of the Lililwan Project to understand the wellbeing of adolescents in community. The Bigiswun Kid Project will provide information on longitudinal outcomes for adolescents in remote Aboriginal Australia, identify whether implementation of individual Lililwan Management Plans was achieved, and document difficulties in accessing services. Such information is essential to inform future service planning and provision of specialised support.

The fact that it is genuinely community-initiated and led is the key to the project’s success. It’s not just research for research sake, it’s giving young people a voice and making sure the research has an immediate benefit for the community.”
 – Sue Thomas, Strategic Priority Lead

 

  • Sue Thomas
Creating Welcoming Spaces

Creating Welcoming Spaces

We are reimagining and redesigning all the spaces across our organisation. 

We took down the old reception area and replaced it with plants and chairs that invite everyone to stop and take a breather in the air-conditioning. 

There are some more changes to come, we are slowly making improvements and feeling really positive about the welcoming vibe we have created. We like watching how small changes influence how we respond and encourage people to connect with each other, and stop and enjoy our inside and outside garden spaces.

  • Sue Thomas
Baya Gawiy Garden to Plate Project

Baya Gawiy Garden to Plate Project

The children and educators at Baya Gawiy  all play a part in the garden to plate project where they help to grow the plants and care and nurture them until they are ready to pick and eat.

The quality of the education and care being delivered to our Fitzroy Valley families is very impressive. We all feel so good when we come into the centre and see such healthy and engaged children all actively participating in learning, while also having a lot of fun.

Great Work Baya Gawiy Team

  • Sue Thomas
April Jone's Designs on Wallpaper

April Jone's Designs on Wallpaper

April Jones sitting in the room that is adorned with her beautiful desert cotton prints on wallpaper, this is a new medium for us.

It is so good to look around our different work spaces and see the products our women have created.

  • Sue Thomas