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Many Anangu are working hard to strengthen their communities and to build a better future for themselves and future generations. The Paper Tracker celebrates this work and commitment.

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New book released. ‘Traditional Healers of Central Australia: Ngangkari’

A new book celebrating the ancient art of Anangu healing goes on sale this month. The book uses stories, illustrations and photographs to unpack and explain the enduring practice and skills of traditional healers (ngangkari)... read on

Kungka Career Conference 2012

Earlier this year, 100 young Anangu women – kungka tjuta – gathered at Yulara for a three-day career conference. Speakers at the conference included Aileen Shannon from Kaltjiti and Emma Stubbs from Amata. Seventy workshops... read on

Anangu teaching graduates

Last week, seven Anangu woman from Iwantja, Kaltjiti and Pipalyatjara received their formal teaching qualifications at a graduation ceremony in Adelaide. One of the women – Angela Kani George – received a Bachelor of Teaching... read on

Tjanpi Desert Weavers book launch

In the mid 1990s, the Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (NPY) Women’s Council held a series of basket-weaving workshops as a way of creating regular income for Anangu women. More than 20 years later, this initiative continues... read on

Australia Day award for Yalata leader

Last week, Anangu leader – Mima Smart – was awarded an Order of Australian Medal (OAM) for “service to the Indigenous community in South Australia.” For many years, Mima has carried out important leadership roles.... read on

On the Lands newsletter

The latest issue of On the Lands was recently posted on the SA Government’s Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation Division website. This issue covers the period September to November 2011 and includes information on the roll-out... read on

Good News Stories & Positive Developments (2008 to 2011)

Ernabella School Choir in Adelaide Pukatja’s Ernabella School Choir is coming to Adelaide this December for a series of performances including in Rundle Mall on the evening of Friday, December 16 and at Carols by... read on

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