We work in collaboration with a range of government and non-government organisations.
While the majority of funding comes through the Jawoyn Association's business enterprises, we also receive important government support for a range of programs.
The Australian Government provides extensive support to Jawoyn people through a range of programs.
Specific support to Jawoyn programs include:
- Aboriginal Benefits Account (ABA)
- The Australian Indigenous Heritage Program (IHP)
- Parks: Management and protection of Kakadu National Park
Northern Territory Government
The Jawoyn jointly manage Nitmiluk National Park with the Northern Territory Government's Parks and Wildlife Commission. We also work alongside a range of government departments. Areas of partnership include:
- Parks management
- Feral animal and fire management
- Cultural site management
We work in partnership with the local councils operating on Jawoyn lands, including the Katherine Council and the Roper Shire Council, to ensure the provision of non-core local government services.
Association representatives also participate in community initiatives on behalf of, and in pursuit of the interests of, Jawoyn people, including membership and participation in groups including:
- Katherine Regional Tourism Association
- Cultural Precinct development committee
The Fred Hollows Foundation
The Association continues to collaborate and work with the Fred Hollows Foundation. We have worked side by side with the Fred Hollows Foundation in the following activities:
- Development and involvement in the Sunrise Health Service
- Development of the Banatjarl Family Resource and Healing Centre
- Capacity-building and human rights programs
- Barunga Festival
Sunrise Health Service
The Jawoyn Association works closely with the Sunrise Health Service to ensure quality primary healthcare is delivered to Jawoyn people and other Aboriginal people living on Jawoyn lands.