Maranguka is a grassroots vision for improving outcomes and creating better coordinated support for vulnerable families and children through the true empowerment of the local Aboriginal community.
It was developed over many years and was based on extensive research, input and expertise from other Indigenous communities in Australia, North America and New Zealand, while also building on existing NSW Government policy initiatives including those from the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet’s Strategic Coordination Group in Bourke, and the NSW Department of Aboriginal Affairs OCHRE (opportunity, choice, healing, responsibility and empowerment) strategy.
Maranguka aims to:
Be informed to stay informed to make conscious decisions
Overcome systemic disadvantage and systematic failure through service delivery and reform
Demonstrate what success looks like
Address intergenerational trauma and start the journey to healing
Contribute to peace and reconciliation across Australia
Empower people and communities
Develop cultural authority
Improve accountability, consistency and transparency
Involve the community unlike ever before
Retrieve the autonomy to make our own decisions