Danjoo Koorliny Walking Together Project
Danjoo Koorliny Walking Together Towards 2029 and Beyond is a bold, long-term, large-scale, Aboriginal-led project to help all of us - be it in Western Australia, the rest of Australia, or around the world - walk together as Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people to co-create a better future for all.
The first milestone on this road is 2029 (200 years of colonisation in Perth), but the project will go far beyond WA’s bicentenary. As Noongar Elder Noel Nannup said, “Our focus is on 2029 at this stage. However, we have the potential to go way beyond that because this is about being a person - a human being”.
“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 together', or it could be simply translated as ‘walking together’.
The ‘ny’ at the end of Danjoo Koorliny is pronounced like the 'n' in onion.
Danjoo Koorliny is a vision. It’s our djinda - our collective star - to guide us towards 2029 and far beyond. 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.