"It is a Story about changing the narrative, from a mindset of institutionalised control, fear and welfare dependency, to a mindset of self-determination, belonging and ownership."
This is a Story about a Shift.
A Shift from paternalism, punishment and prohibition to true belonging, community ownership and self-determination.
It is a Story about changing the narrative, from a mindset of institutionalised control, fear and welfare dependency, to a mindset of self-determination, belonging and ownership.
It is a Story about Napranum, an Indigenous community on the west of the Cape York peninsula of Australia, and their relationship with Annalise Jennings of Dynamic Exchange.
It is a Story about the Whole of Community Change programme.
Most of all, it is a Story about people and what they can achieve when inspired and given a chance.
This Story will inspire Indigenous communities around the world, and help create a ripple effect of Hope and Healing. It will help facilitate healing in wider society.
Sharing Culture has developed these web pages to allow you to take a short journey through the Napranum Story, using written and film content.
We thank Annalise Jennings for helpful discussions and for checking through these pages.
>> Start this magical Story here and then follow the links at the bottom of the right side of each page. Alternatively, use the index above or at the top of the web pages.
The Community: History, the people and life before the Shift.
Connection: Who are Annalise Jennings and Maryann Coconut?
The Shift: Annalise talks in Cairns about the shift from Paternalism, Punishment and Prohibition.
Changing Community: Whole of Community Change program and views of the ABC.
On the Move: Napranum’s Ten Year Plan and reflections of community members.
More Connections: Creating A Healing Forest, a Native American Law of Change, and Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD).
Stone Soup: Annalise talks in Stockholm about the development of a new social fabric in Napranum, a new spiritual growth.
Dreambuilders: Annalise, David Gibbons, Maryann Coconut and Bo Waqata talk on a radio series about dreambuilding, the power of education, and the importance of engaging all levels of the community.
Last words: Maryann, Annalise and a Napranum Elder say a few last words.