Remote Indigenous Youth Leadership Summit

About the summit

About the summit

The Whole of Community Engagement Team from Charles Darwin University (CDU), in partnership with Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education (Batchelor), delivered a Remote Indigenous Youth Leadership Summit on the 8-9th November. This was an invitation-only event, that provided a valuable opportunity for emerging youth leaders from remote and regional communities from the Northern Territory and Western Australia to network and share ideas on youth leadership and engagement, and to discuss local community-based activities and achievements. While youth leadership is the focus of the summit it has also provided an opportunity to explore broader themes including education and employment pathways, connecting with communities and language, as well as culture and identity. The program included the opportunity to speak with Mr Charlie King – ‘No More’ Campaign, Honorable Ngaree AhKit Assistant Minister for Seniors and Youth; and Ms Wendy Ludwig, Acting Pro Vice Chancellor – Indigenous Leadership. Many Summit participants also participated in an Indigenous Leaders Conference at Charles Darwin University over the following two days.

Participating communities

  • Yirrkala
  • Galiwin’ku
  • Maningrida
  • Gunbalanya
  • Tennant Creek
  • Yuendumu
  • Fitzroy Crossing
The opportunity to bring young Indigenous leaders from remote communities together proved to be a great success. It was clear that these bright young leaders have the determination, confidence and strong cultural identity to bring about positive social change within their respective communities. Associate Professor James Smith, Program Manager within the Office of Pro Vice Chancellor – Indigenous Leadership at CDU

Making decisions

From Yirrkala on the Territory's east coast to inland Fitzroy Crossing in the Kimberley, young Indigenous leaders want to make decisions about their own communities, instead of leaving it to people in offices in the big cities

30 January 2017

Whole of Community Engagement Initiative

Whole of Community Engagement Initiative

The Whole of Community Engagement (WCE) initiative has been operating through the Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor Indigenous Leadership at Charles Darwin University for the past two and half years.

23 January 2017

Evaluating WCE

We have been working hard with our partners and stakeholders to get feedback and to document and share our key findings and achievements.

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