“We are very excited to expand our existing student cultural exchange programs with Culture College. Bringing additional sustainable activities to the Homelands, make these traditional lands more attractivefor Yolŋu to come back to their country which is critical for the preservation of our culture and our people.”
Djawa ‘Timmy’ Burarrwanga – Bawaka Head Elder, Chairman of Lirrwi Tourism
Northern Territory Government
The Northern Territory Government has provided support to Culture College through its departments of Education and Tourism. Specifically the Northern Territory Government has offered in-kind use of classrooms and other facilities at Nhulunbuy high school for Culture College.
Rio Tinto Alcan
Rio Tinto Alcan’s Gove bauxite mine produces over 8 million tonnes per annum. The company works in partnership with the government agencies, community members and groups, local businesses and Traditional Owners to create new opportunities for Nhulunbuy and the East Arnhem region. Rio Tinto Alcan has generously provided in-kind use of newly renovated accommodation dormitories to Culture College which has a significant positive impact on the viability of the project.
Sodexo is a global facilities management company providing services that enhance the Quality of Life for the staff and customers of its Clients. Sodexo provide catering, janitorial and security services to Rio Tinto in Nhulunbuy and has kindly offered to provide these services at cost to Culture College.
Lirrwi Yolŋu Tourism Aboriginal Corporation
Lirrwi Yolŋu Tourism Aboriginal Corporation, accredited through the Australian Tourism Accreditation Program, has been providing cultural adventure tours in Arnhem Land for several years to schools from across Australia. Lirrwi has partnered with Culture College to provide cultural immersion aspects of the program in the Aboriginal Homelands.
Dhimurru Aboriginal Corporation is a land and sea management organization established by Yolŋu land-owners which manages many of the popular visitor sites in and around Nhulunbuy. Dhimurru Rangers will assist and advise Culture College with certain environmental, conservation and cultural
aspects of the program.
LJ Hooker Corporation, Australia’s leading real-estate service provider, manages all of the Rio Tinto Alcan housing in Arnhem Land. LJ Hooker Nhulunbuy will provide in-kind property management services for Culture College’s Base Camp accommodation.
Yothu Yindi Foundation
The Yothu Yindi Foundation is thrilled to provide Culture College with our support. YYF has generously given Culture College access to the Gulkula site which is home to the annual August Garma event, Australia’s most significant indigenous cultural exchange gathering.
The Gumatj Corporation represents the Gumatj peoples of North East Arnhem Land with a key focus on employment through developing sustainable industry by harnessing natural resources; education
being a key factor of success. The corporation have provided critical support through the establishment of Culture College and will provide access to their innovative, sustainable timber mill and carpentry workshop.
NT Learning Adventures
NT Learning Adventures is a collection of tour operators that have designed experiences to align with educational outcomes. Students achieve objectives through real life experiences in captivating locations, where sharing culture and values forms the basis of authentic exchange. Culture College is a big step forward in closing the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians, and NT Learning Adventures is proud to offer our support.