Yolŋu Aboriginal Consultants Initiative


An Indigenous consultancy business located in the academy

Instituted in 2006 by a group of people, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous, who have been working together for around 25years initially in various locations in northeast Arnhemland and since 1996 through Charles Darwin University’s Yolngu Studies Program.

Recognising changes in the location and nature of expertise in the new Australian governmentality

As yet there’s no overall agreed name for the changes in what we call the knowledge-policy-governance landscape that began to be felt in Australia in the early 1990s. ‘Evidence-based policy’ and ‘market mechanisms’ partially capture it. One outcome of the shift is that the significance of the radically alternative expertise of Indigenous knowledge authorities became evident to some institutions.

Latest News

  • 12.01.11

    Teaching from Country project wins Artful Intergrators Award from Participatory Design Conference UTS Sydney 2010 More

  • 20.07.09

    YACI Consultants and the Power and Water Corporation engage with Milingimbi community on water conservation work More