Welcome to the PUUYA Foundation

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The Puuya Foundation’s purpose is to empower Indigenous Australians and to build relationships between Indigenous and non-Idigenous people to close the gap. The Puuya Foundation has been established to make a difference.

It is an independent, non-profit and secular organisation established to strengthen “puuya”, meaning “life force” in local Kuuku Ya’u language.

Initiated in the very remote disadvantaged Aboriginal community of Lockhart River, this Australian Public Company was registered in December 2008. The Foundation aims to work initially with the Lockhart River community, but to expand its reach over time.