The WETT Youth and Media project provides a wider range of youth programs in Lajamanu, Nyirripi, Willowra and Yuendumu. Sport, music, country visits, craft and cultural activities are all provided through the project’s diversionary actions managed by the Warlpiri Youth Development Aboriginal Corporation (WYDAC), also known as the Mt Theo Program.
This website is a showcase site for the videos produced through the project. It will continue to grow and diversify as the skills of young people themselves grow.
WYDAC has, through the funding provided under the Warlpiri Youth and Media Program, been able to provide new youth programs and youth workers at Willowra, Nyirripi and Lajamanu. The youth program at Yuendumu has been strengthened. PAW Media provides training to youth workers and carries out media projects from time to time in the WETT communities.
It is anticipated that young people with sufficiently developed media skills will be able to gain employment or entry into media training courses.
The Warlpiri Education and Training Trust (WETT) was established in 2004 when an agreement was renegotiated between Newmont Tanami Pty Ltd and traditional landowners of the Granites/Callie gold mines.
These mines are on Aboriginal land in the remote Tanami region.
As part of the renegotiation it was agreed that a portion of the royalties would go into WETT to support Warlpiri education and training.
Through consultations between the CLC and the regional Warlpiri education body, Warlpiri-patu-kurlangu Jaru, four programs were implemented across the four Warlpiri communities: