With only seven days to go on the Kurdiji 1.0 campaign, we need your help more than ever. Kurdiji 1.0 app is an effort to share lifesaving cultural ideas with all vulnerable people. The Warlpiri elders behind this app want to provide pathways for everyone, kardiya and yapa (non-Indigenous and Indigenous people), to reconnect with … More David Mowaljarlai & Kwaymullina on country
We are now in the last week of the Kurdiji 1.0 Aboriginal suicide prevention app crowdfunding campaign. It is also reconciliation week! Young Aboriginal people are taking their own lives at an unprecedented rate. Our campaign has proven that people all over the world are willing to stand with Aboriginal Australia and fight to prevent … More Last week of the campaign!
Thanks to the following people who are supporting the Kurdiji project by donating today; Aleisa Moussa, Alex Cunningham, Bec Hanify Seumanu, Bérengère Primat, Beth Spencer, Cass Moore, Christine Bengoa, Delsey Tamiano, Ellen Kessler, Kim Johnston, Mary Goslett, Nicole Carver, Pat Nguyen, Patricia Nagel, Robert Louis Henry, Sacred Fire Foundation, Tanya Henry. Also thank you to … More Thank you!
Thanks to the following people who are supporting the Kurdiji project by donating today; Angela Connell, Arnaud Serval, Carol Andrew, Darren O’Brien, Karrie Geronimos. Also thank you to our 1 Anonymous donor. We have raised $111,692 of our $280k goal to date to help realise the Kurdiji 1.0 app and help build resilience and prevent … More Thank you!
We read this historic statement today with hope and optimism for the future. “ULURU STATEMENT FROM THE HEART We, gathered at the 2017 National Constitutional Convention, coming from all points of the southern sky, make this statement from the heart: Our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander tribes were the first sovereign Nations of the Australian … More ULURU STATEMENT FROM THE HEART
This video captures a Boruwuy and Yirrkala “Dhuwa dhapi” circumcision ceremony in 2008. For many Indigenous tribes, the first important event in the passage from childhood to manhood is the circumcision ritual. These ceremonies, which often last several weeks, mark the change from a carefree childhood to disciplined manhood, from irresponsibility to responsibility, from ignorance … More Boruwuy and Yirrkala “Dhuwa dhapi” ceremony
Kenny Jupurrula Walker’s Snake Dreaming 1986 depicts ancestral Jukurrpa (dreaming) paths doubling as the body of a powerful snake man (warna). This snake spirit is emerging from a place near the Granites, which is the sacred country of Henry Jackamarra Cook (the elder first shown in our Kurdiji 1.0 campaign video). Travelling over the landscape, … More Kenny Jupurrula Walker’s Snake Dreaming
The “Aeroplane Dance” from Borroloola depicts an event of the Second World War when an American bomber crashed in country to the east and the crew was found and rescued by local Yanyuwa people. Aboriginal ceremony is a living and evolving cultural practice that responds to events in living memory as well as events from … More “Aeroplane Dance” from Borroloola