Youth Minister Peter Tinley visited one of the most remote areas of Western Australia this week to present a $2.46 million Lotterywest grant to the Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara
(NPY) Women's Council for two community projects.
NPYWC (Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara
Women's Council Aboriginal Incorporation and Ngaanyatjarra Health Service) 2005 Caring well-protecting well: a framework for practice standards in child protection in Aboriginal communities in Central Australia, NPYWC, Alice Springs, NT.
In frustration, two organizations--the Pitjantjatjara Council and the Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara
Women's Council (NPY)--appealed to the Commonwealth Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (HREOC), claiming that the RDA was being misused in the NT to justify an assault on the wellbeing of Aboriginal communities, and seeking HREOC endorsement for restrictive measures targeting Aboriginal communities (d'Abbs, 1996).
The work of the Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara
cross border service would be a shining example of a collaborative endeavour of law enforcement, social scientists and local communities.
In her later years she was a leader in the Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara
(NPY) Women's Council, which was established in 1991 to promote the interest of Anangu women and their families.
NPY (Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara
) Women's Council 2003, Ngany, kari work--Anangu way: traditional healers of Central Australia, NPY Women's Council Aboriginal Corporation, Alice Springs.
In April 2000, ngangkari healers from the Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara
(NPY) Lands gathered together to compile a book of stories called Ngangkari work-Anangu way in order to promote better understanding between Western health professionals and Aboriginal healers.