Evaluation of the Akeyulerre Healing Centre

Allan Arnott, John Guenther, Vanessa Davis, Denise Foster, Eileen Cummings

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

    Abstract

    Akeyulerre was established by Arrernte Elders and community members as a place for Arrernte and other Aboriginal people to enjoy theircultural life and practice. It was designed to give people the right to access their own knowledge systems their way. It was established so that young people would feel proud of their culture and know that their culture and knowledge is strong. It was also established to work in partnership with mainstream western systems to ensure a strong understanding of cultural knowledge systems. In 2008, Akeyulerre received funding from the Department of Health and Community Services (now Department of Health and Families), to operate the service for three years. A requirement of the funding was that an evaluation of the service should take place. Charles Darwin University’s (CDU) Social Partnerships in Learning (SPiL) consortium was contracted to carry out the evaluation, commencing April 2009. Members of the SPiL evaluation team worked with the Tangentyere Research Group (TRG) to carry out consultation, data collection, analysis and report writing activities. This report details the findings of the evaluation. It includes recommendations for Akeyulerre and the Department of Health and Families.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationDarwin
    PublisherCharles Darwin University, Social Partnerships in Learning Consortium
    Number of pages88
    Publication statusPublished - 30 Apr 2010

    Keywords

    • Indigenous peoples
    • culture
    • learning

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