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Empowering Young Aboriginal Boys

What is Tirkandi Inaburra

Tirkandi Inaburra is an Aboriginal-run program dedicated to strengthening the cultural identity, self-esteem and resilience of young Aboriginal fellas aged 12 to 15 years who reside within our catchment area. We help individuals find strategies to deal with their personal challenges, minimise risk of involvement in the criminal justice system and re-engage with their education, community, family as well as their talents and dreams.
The Tirkandi Inaburra Cultural and Development Centre is a place free from judgement and discrimination. Where everyone is free to be themselves. Everyone is welcome. Everyone belongs.

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What our young fellas and their families say

10 weeks my baby left to go to learn about his culture. Today he got to graduate with his mates. What an experience he has had. Can’t thank the amazing Tirkandi team enough.

I miss the place I love, and the amazing friends I made there.

I’d like to thank Tirkandi Inaburra. They have helped me get through life and learn more about my culture.

Tirkandi helped me turn my life around. They showed me how to be a proud Aboriginal man.

Mad time there. Would love to do it again

Location and catchment

The Tirkandi Inaburra Centre is located in the heart of Wiradjuri Country, halfway between Darlington Point and Coleambally in south-west NSW. Aboriginal young fellas come to join our program from more than 60 towns across Wiradjuri country.

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Statement Of Our Respects

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we work and live, being the Wiradjuri people, and recognise their continuing connection to land, water and community. We pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned photographs/ videos on this website may contain images of deceased persons which may cause sadness or distress.