Walykumunu Nyinaratjaku: To live a good life

John Gilroy, Michelle Lincoln, Kerry Taylor, Vicki Flood, Angela Dew, Heather Jensen, Rebecca Barton, Lee Ryall, Kim McRae

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Walykumunu nyinaratjaku means ‘To live a good life’ in the Ngaanyatjarra language. This research project was initiated by the Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Women’s Council (NPYWC). The project asked the question, ‘What makes a good life for Aboriginal people with a disability from the Ngaanyatjarra, Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara (NPY) Lands?’. Aṉangu and Yarnangu with disabilities and the family members who are, with few exceptions, their principal carers were interviewed, as were workers from organisations that support Aṉangu and Yarnangu. The report summarises those discussions, looks at the factors that enable or impede the achievement of that good life, and makes recommendations for providing culturally appropriate services.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAlice Springs
PublisherNPY Women's Council Aboriginal Corporation
Number of pages50
ISBN (Print)9780994561626
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Women’s Council Aboriginal Corporation
  • Aboriginal people
  • People with disabilities


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