What We Do

Our vision is “For Yolngu and other Indigenous Australians to have the same level of wellbeing and choices as non-Indigenous Australians.

We do this how?

  • Provide contemporary environments and programs to practice, preserve, maintain and present traditional knowledge systems, cultural traditions and cultural practices Facilitate the sharing of knowledge and culture, thereby fostering a greater understanding between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians
  • Develop economic opportunities for Yolngu through education, training, employment, enterprise and personal and community development, including community leadership development
  • Facilitate the sharing of knowledge and culture, thereby fostering a greater understanding between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians

The Yothu Yindi Foundation was established in 1990 to promote Yolngu cultural development with community leaders and persons of authority from five regional clan groups:

  • Gumatj
  • Rirratjingu
  • Djapu,
  • Galpu
  • Wangurri

The leadership and innovative program development of the Foundation are considered significantly positive forces supporting Indigenous cultural maintenance, not only in Northeast Arnhem Land, but throughout the country and internationally.