Background
Jawoyn

Culture

Jawoyn refers to language, culture, people and country.

It is our parents’ affiliation and knowledge and our connectedness to Jawoyn country that makes us who we are.

The majority of Jawoyn live on or close to Jawoyn traditional lands, with the many living close to Katherine in small communities.

Prior to colonisation, Jawoyn was made of 43 clans, however many clans have disappeared or combined with others. Today there are 17 distinct clans with responsibilities for specific country.

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