03 getting started on building your governance
How the MWG came together
The Muntjiltjarra Wurrgumu Group (MWG) was awarded Highly Commended Category B in the 2014 Indigenous Governance Awards. Here MWG members Regina Ashwin and Stacey Petterson outline how the MWG came together as a representative group as part of the Wiluna Regional Partnership Agreement. The group conducted a survey to understand what was important from a local perspective.
How the IUIH formed to address common goals
The Institute for Urban Indigenous Health (IUIH) was a Finalist in Category A of the 2014 Indigenous Governance Awards. Here Director of Operations and Communications Jody Currie and CEO Adrian Carson explains how the IUIH came together to create a regional solution to common goals, and some of the challenges that arose during this process.
How the Yiriman project started
In this clip Yiriman elders and cultural bosses John Watson and Joe Brown talk about getting their project started. Yiriman, winner of the Indigenous Governance Awards in 2012, is a youth program run by the elders of four Kimberley language groups. Culture and care for Country are used to instil young people with a sense of identity and purpose.
NPY Women’s Council on getting started
NPY Women’s Council chair Yanyi Bandicha and Co-ordinator Andrea Mason talk about how NPY got started and how the organisation works as a service delivery and advocacy organisation.
How Western Desert Dialysis started?
Western Desert Nganampa Walytja Palyantjaku Tjutaku Aboriginal Corp Inc (WDNWPT) CEO Sarah Brown and Board Director Marlene Spencer talk about getting their organisation started and why it was so important for Pintupi people to start their own service. WDNWPT was started using funds raised by a large auction of Pintupi people’s paintings at the Art Gallery of NSW which raised over $1 million dollars.
Template: Governance development and action plan
This Governance Development and Action Plan is based on a strategic planning template that was developed by Dr Ian Hughes at the Yooroang Garang: School of Indigenous Health Studies in The University of Sydney. You can customise the template to suit your own needs, doing it in chunks, or using it to create a longer-term strategic approach to your governance rebuilding
Template: Mapping your governance history
This resource lays out some basic questions and instructions for mapping your governance history. Follow these instructions and work with your leaders, nation or community members to see how your governance history is influencing the way you work today.
Check-up: An overall governance health check-up
You can use this check-up to give you a quick assessment of where you are at with your overall governance. It will help you to identify what you are already doing well and the areas you can focus on for improvement.
What can we do? Seven steps to evaluation
This resource outlines seven key steps to evaluation and important questions to ask along the way.
What to evaluate?
You could evaluate how well all these different aspects of your governance are working: