Yuendumu Indigenous Community
|Sub Category:||Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander|
|Location:||Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia|
|Summary Information: |
|The Yuendumu Indigenous Community is located 290 km north west of Alice Springs. It is one of the larger communities located within the central desert region.|
|Detailed Information: |
|The Yuendumu Aboriginal Reserve of 2199 sq. km. was proclaimed in 1952 and became Indigenous owned land following the declaration of the Aboriginal Land Rights Act (NT) 1976. In post-colonial times, it was previously a baptist missionary, established in 1946. |
This community has facilities including an airstrip, community health centre, women's centre, Mt. Theo-Yuendumu Substance Misuse Program (MYSMAC), Warlpiri Media and BRACS
Warlukurlangu Artists Association and Tanami networking.
Yuendumu is a traditionally oriented community with a strong ceremonial life.