Goldfields Aboriginal Arts Trail by Sue Hanson
Marnta Media with the Walkatjurra Rangers ran a fabulous Fostering Talent Bush Camp. We had a special guest appearance by indigenous Australia’s favorite superstar Mary G. Mary G’s sidekick Mark Bin Bakar also attended and participated in workshops to discuss issues relating to Breaking the Cycle of alcohol and drugs in Leonora and Laverton communities. The elders and community members, supported by the Walkatjurra Rangers discussed many far ranging issues and agreed on actions to help resolve these problems.
We are now looking forward to the Fostering Talent Youth BushCamp in the first weekend of the school holidays 12th and 13th April 2014. This will be followed by the youth working on a TV ad with Mark, Mary G and amazing filmmaker Rodney Stratton!
The Walkatjurra Rangers never rest too long, they will move immediately from the bush camp to planning and leading the 2014 Walkatjurra Walkabout, as part of their cultural responsibilities to Care for Country and share our culture.
Linguist, Sue Hanson, was in the Goldfields this month for two weeks of fieldwork. In this time recordings were made with Tjupan, Kuwarra and Ngalia speakers. The work on development of the linguistic databases of these languages and the subsequent dictionaries is flying along due to the dedication of speakers in each of these languages.
The first Ngalia language learning resources were sent to…