Nganya – Our Way of Being

Our ancestors have lived on and cared for Country for more than 60,000 years. We are members of the oldest continuous culture in the world. Our impact will be profound not because of what we care about but because of knowing who we are and where we come from.

Nganya teaches us about connection, responsibility, and new beginnings while holding space for us to learn the most significant lessons of humanity and culture, beyond the words we hear. The fire builds our curiosity about ourselves and the world around us.

Our Warra-warra means we are always side-by-side and close together; this strengthens our purpose, nurtures self-awareness of values and allows us to authentically connect with ourselves and the world around us.

Cultural legitimacy of Nganya—Thulu means the governance, decision-making and processes for impact in our organisation is informed by our traditions and beliefs, which are fundamental to who we are and how we live.

Integrity—Kurkuru is the most important value and chosen behaviour of Nganya; we say what we mean and do what is needed to better connect and influence change alongside Aboriginal children, families, and communities.

All photos on our website are from Barkindji, Ngemba and Latje Latje country. We acknowledge and honour the ancestors, and our countrymen and countrywomen who continue to care for and watch our home.

Acknowledgment of Country

Nganya acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout this land and recognises their connection throughout time to lands and waters.

We admire the collective wisdom of First Nations communities in health, spiritual wellbeing, caring for Country, science, education, and trade and local economies. We recognise the past provides us each with an opportunity to have a better understanding of ourselves and the world we are connected to.

We remember, honour, and have a deep appreciation for First Nations people and communities who have and are emotionally, physically, spiritually, and culturally harmed by colonisation.

This country was never ceded— it always was, and always will be Aboriginal land.

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