Who We Are

The Yothu Yindi Foundation was established in 1990 to promote Yolngu cultural development with community leaders and persons of authority from five regional clan groups:
• Gumatj
• Rirratjingu
• Djapu
• Galpu
• Wangurri

What We Do

YYF’s work can broadly be divided into three main areas.

Education & the Garma Institute

Together with our partners, YYF is developing a world-class regional education hub on country in northeast…

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The Garma Festival

Since 1999, YYF has staged the annual Garma Festival. Garma is a 4-day celebration of Yolngu art, culture, dance, ceremony …

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Advocacy & Leadership

Since its inception, YYF has been a strong advocate on a range of issues impacting Yolngu and other First Nations people…

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Yothu Yindi Foundation Board

Mr Djawa Yunupingu


Barayuwah mununggurr

Mr Barayuwah Mununggurr

Deputy Chairman

Ms Djapirri Munungirritj


Our Supporters

The Yothu Yindi Foundation is extremely grateful to the following sponsors and partners for their support of the Garma Festival.

Interested in partnering with us? Call us on 08 8945 5055 or email admin@garmafestival.com.au for more information.

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