DANJOO KOORLINY WALKING TOGETHER PROJECT
Danjoo Koorliny is a large-scale, long-term, systems-change project designed and led by Aboriginal leaders to help us all walk together towards 2029 (200 years of colonisation in Perth) and beyond. The Danjoo Koorliny Social Impact Festival is an annual event that brings us together to see what has shifted in the last year and set our focus for the year(s) ahead.
The leaders of Danjoo Koorliny Walking Together are Dr Noel Nannup OAM, Dr Richard Walley OAM, Professor Emeritus Colleen Hayward AM and Carol Innes - they have invited and will continue to invite many others to join this journey. Last year they hosted - with support from the Centre for Social Impact at UWA - the inaugural Danjoo Koorliny Walking Together Social Impact Festival.
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 way we get there, and the principles we work with. 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 belongs to no organisation but hovers above all of us, and aligns us so that we can care for everything.
“We have our vision set for the next 10 years, and that is to care for everything” (Dr Noel Nannup OAM).
Danjoo Koorliny is a complex concept to translate from Noongar into English. One translation could be 'going together to the future,' or moving (in different directions) together or it could be simply translated as ‘walking together’.
The ‘ny’ and the end of Danjoo Koorliny is pronounced like the n in onion.