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The Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (NPY) Lands span the tri-state central desert region of Australia, covering 350,000 square kilometres and encompassing 26 remote communities and homelands.
NPY is the only Empowered Communities (EC) region covering more than one state jurisdiction (NT,SA and WA communities). despite concerted efforts towards positive change, Anangu and Yarnangu (Aboriginal people of the NPY region) continue to face high levels of social and economic disadvantage.
In all languages of the NPY region, Nyawa means “together we are looking ahead towards a new future”. The EC vision is to increase the capacity of Anangu people to lead healthy and meaningful lives in safe and positive communities, with improved life choices, while maintaining culture and language.
Read the full 2017 update on the NPY Lands region via the link below: