About Us

The Dhadjowa Foundation is a national grassroots organisation that's been established to provide strategic, coordinated and culturally appropriate support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families whose loved ones have died in custody. We are a not-for-profit organisation that's independent from all government funding and rely soley on donations, fundraising and philanthropy. 
The Dhadjowa Foundation delivers grassroots support for families through three key activities, Peer Support; Financial assistance and Campaign capacity building. All of which will be family-led and founded in self-determination.
Apryl Day – daughter Aunty Tanya Day – founded Dhadjowa Foundation in consultation with the following families, and together, they form its inaugural board:
Samara Fernandez-Brown, cousin of Kumanjayi Walker 
Troy Brady, nephew of Aunty Sherry 
Makayla Reynolds, sister of  Nathan Reynolds
Aunty Carolyn Lewis