Many culturally connected Aboriginal communities span the Northern Territory/Western Australia border. As different laws apply on each side of the border, this can create confusion and misunderstanding for local Aboriginal people.
The aim of Blurred Borders is to produce Resource Kits for legal and community service providers working with Aboriginal people in the NT/WA cross-border region. The Resource Kits use visual art and storytelling to help explain, in a culturally accessible way, the key legal concepts around:
Other local legal services involved include:
The Resource Kits have been created in consultation with the Blurred Borders Steering Committee, local legal service providers, community workers and Aboriginal people living in the cross-border region.
The cross-border region is the area in:
The Blurred Borders project has relied on the expertise of many individuals and service providers who have generously given their time to assist and guide us. We thank everybody who has participated in Steering Committee and Legal Network meetings, community meetings, stakeholder consultations, local art and music festivals, and extensive focus testing, all of which have helped us to shape this project and the resources we have created.
We acknowledge and thank Northern Territory Community Corrections for sharing graphic design files and the wallet card concept from their Indigenous Language Resources. These elements provided an excellent foundation for creation of the Blurred Borders resources.
Please download the order form below if you would like to get resources from the Blurred Borders project.