Our Elders

Our Elders – Our Heroes

Throughout our existence, Juluwarlu has been guided by, responded to, and developed our programs, projects and activities in true partnership with our respected committed Elders. Many Elders have guided us. Many have contributed their knowledge.

In 2011, our beloved Yindjibarndi Elder, 105 year old Ned Cheedy, was awarded the most prestigious national NAIDOC prize, the Lifetime Achievement Award for his long guidance and service to his community, and for his passionate, dedicated cultural mapping, teaching and recording work. Until his passing, Ned led our cultural mapping field trips, and came to Juluwarlu to guide our understanding and share his knowledge and memories, enhance our language practices every week.