Our HISTORY

MEP was established in mid-2013 as a joint venture between Marngarr Resource Centre Aboriginal Corporation and Laynhapuy Homelands Aboriginal Corporation to provide the then-named Remote Jobs and Communities Program (RJCP), across the Northeast Arnhem Land Region.  MEP then delivered the Community Development Program (CDP) until June 2019.  We have a strong Board of Yolngu and Balanda Leaders from across the region.


who We Are

Miwatj Employment and Participation is a local Yolngu Indigenous Organisation with a clear Vision:  Setting our eyes on a strong future for all East Arnhem Land people.  We are committed to assisting all of East Arnhem Land people to strive for economic independence for themselves and their families. MEP’s head office is in Nhulunbuy, Arnhem Land, Northern Territory.

our vision

Setting our eyes on a strong future for all East Arnhem Land People

our PRINCIPLE VALUES

YOLNGU CULTURE

Respecting the maintenance of culture and cultural obligations

SELF-SUSTAINABILITY

Promoting sustainability through meaningful training and employment

SELF-GOVERNANCE

Vesting decision-making powers in the hands of the appropriate people

YOUNG PEOPLE

Mentoring and developing young people to realise their potential

economic independence

Supporting both new and existing initiatives for economic independence