Our Vision

To come together to share culture

Our Mission

To promote Reconciliation

Our Purpose

To deliver Cultural Healing education based on a Reconciliatory Framework and a Cultural Terms of Reference

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Kultchafi Managing Director Ara 'Julga' Harathunian


Ara 'Julga' Harathunian and his wife Aunty Cheri 'Yingaa' Yavu-Kama-Harathunian established the Jahavel Group, within which Kultchafi and its services sit, more than two decades ago.

​Kultchafi delivers cultural healing education and training based on a Reconciliatory Framework and set within Aboriginal Terms of Reference.

​Our services provide Cultural Healing training with integrity and honesty, from the Voices of First Nations peoples. We bring together all peoples in an environment of sharing and learning from the beliefs and wisdoms of the ancient culture of First Nation Australians, for the Highest Good of our communities

 Ara Julga Harathunian has been CEO of an Aboriginal community-controlled health & wellbeing organisation for some decades, and sits on multiple Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Boards across Australia.

My story


I have more than 40 years' professional experience in Governance, Eldership, Leadership and Management in many fields of endeavour. My interests lie in Health, Youth, Education, Aboriginal Affairs, Mediation, Reconciliation in Action, Restorative Justice, Lateral Violence, Community Development, Workplace Dynamics, Mentoring, Research, Aboriginal Terms of reference, Aboriginal Spirituality, Wellbeing and Wellness Paradigms.

 I hold directorships on several boards of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal corporations. Advisor to several Indigenous artists developing an Indigenous Business Institute's hub that works/promotes Indigenous Creative/Fashion, Fine Arts and Techno-Arts and sits on numerous advisory boards/committees.

I have Aboriginal, South Sea Islander family connections to the Minniecon, Lingwoodock and Wenitongs and the Torres Strait through the Ghee's and Wares and skin connections to Wongi and Martu people of Western Australia. He has achieved professional success in business and community development. In his professional career, his achievements include developing an Indigenous Research Model with his wife, developing and implementing a Transformational Management Model.

 I have embarked on co-writing about the development and implementation of the transformational Management Model underpinned by the Cultural Philosophical Ethos Theory that was developed by Aunty Cheri Yingaa Yavu-Kama-Harathunian, and the development of Kultchafi's Cultural Responsiveness Training Package, Healing Circle Work, Gentle Footprints and Cultural Responsiveness Organisational Pulse.

My life is a living document. Within the pages are wisdom, knowledge, information, values, beliefs, ideas, creativity, innovation, gratitude, confidence, trust, skills, abilities and much learning to share from this document either in written form or in speech. I am blest that others who walk with me for life or for a season contribute from their living document vignettes, that become part of my life document.

My objective is to live every moment I have to its fullest. I want to contribute and appreciate my contribution to my family, my community, and the world in which I live. My hope is that in all I say and do, I demonstrate thankfulness, love and humility toward every human being who enters my space and my place upon this beautiful planet, so that when we continue from the place we meet we are made wiser, and more honourable to ourselves and to others. 

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