Caring for Everything and Everyone

Danjoo Koorliny is a large-scale, long-term, systems-change movement designed and led by Aboriginal people to help us all walk together towards 2029
(200 years of colonisation in Perth), and beyond.

Our initiative, established in 2019, focuses on improving the relationship between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people in Western Australia.

We promote understanding, reconciliation and respect between our communities.

Danjoo Koorliny engages in activities such as community events, workshops, cultural exchanges, on-country experiences and education programs, fostering a deeper understanding of Aboriginal culture, heritage and history. We create opportunities for dialogue, storytelling and sharing knowledge between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people to build stronger relationships and promote reconciliation.

By elevating Aboriginal culture Danjoo Koorliny will create a better future for everyone.

Across our four recognised pillars of environment, social, economic and culture, fundamental change is needed. The time is right to drive significant change for future generations.

The leaders of Danjoo Koorliny are Dr Noel Nannup OAM, Dr Richard Walley OAM, Emeritus Professor Colleen Hayward AM & Carol Innes AM.

CO-DIRECTORS

Our Ambassadors are The Honourable Kim Beazley AC, Janet Holmes à Court AC,
Professor Fiona Stanley AC& Professor Stephan Hopper AC.

AMBASSADORS
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DANJOO KOORLINY

is a complex concept to translate from Noongar to English.

One translation could be 'going together to the future', or it could be simply translated as 'walking together'.

Dr Richard Walley OAM

"The people that do the cool burning are so spiritually connected to everything in the natural world, that they’re doing it in relation to totems,” he said. In language, totems are called Boorong(a). “Boorong(a) is like your relative, so all these plants are related to you... your DNA is connected to each and every one of them."

Dr Noel Nannup OAM

Danjoo Koorliny is a vision

It’s our Djinda - our collective star to guide us towards 2029. It is the values that we embody. It’s the sum of our collective actions that take us to where we need to be in order to create a 2029 we can all be proud of. It is belonging to no organisation but hovers above us and aligns us so that we can care for everything.

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My sister once said to me... All we need to do is to have a piece of the path to the future. And that’s ours, and we polish that and we hone that, and we place that in the pathway that we are building... As we build that pathway, it changes us as the builders of the path, and it also shapes the destination that we are going to.

Dr Noel Nannup OAM

We are on a journey. It’s a big journey. And what we hope happens in these conversations as we move forward is that they can become even more high level and more strategic because more people who are travelling with us have a greater degree of knowledge.

Emeritus Professor Colleen Hayward AM

Everything is based on codes.

Dr Richard Walley OAM

Nothing like this has ever happened before. This is the thing that can hold Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people together.

Carol Innes AM

We have a vision set for the next 10 years, and that is to care for everything.

Dr Noel Nannup OAM

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