Barbara Glowczewski

Barbara Glowczewski‘s article “From academic heritage to Aboriginal priorities” is subtitled: “Throughout My 34 Years Of Involvement With Aboriginal People Across Australia, I Have Regularly Chosen To Respond To Aboriginal Priorities Against A Certain Academic Heritage, Illustrated By The Refusal Of Some Colleagues – In France Or Australia – To Recognise The Importance Of Women’s … More Barbara Glowczewski

Yuendumu Doors

My name is Paddy Japaljarri Stewart. We painted the Kuruwarri (Jukurrpa designs) on the Yuendumu school Doors. It took a long time. We paint at the Warlukurlangu art centre now. We’ve been putting our Kuruwarri on canvas for a long time. We can’t leave our Jukurrpa behind, we have to keep it alive. Warlpiri elders … More Yuendumu Doors

Kurdiji elders reducing Indigenous incarceration

Warlpiri Kurdiji elders in Lajamanu are writing background letters for local people who have found their way onto the criminal court list – and fighting the disproportionate incarceration of Indigenous people. “A 2014 paper published in the Australian Indigenous Law Review showed that since Lajamanu’s Kurdiji Group took a leading role on justice matters in … More Kurdiji elders reducing Indigenous incarceration

Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Let’s talk about the United Nations ‘Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples’. When the Declaration was adopted in 2007 only four countries voted against it: Canada, New Zealand, the US and Australia. Two years later the Australian Government formally endorsed the declaration. After endorsing the declaration, Australia made almost no changes to policies effecting … More Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples


For 70 years Warlpiri elders searched for Kurlpurlunu, the sacred rainmaking site that had been lost when the Warlpiri were forced from their land and relocated to Lajamanu (then Hooker Creek). Jerry Jangala, one of the instigators of the Kurdiji 1.0 project, was central to rediscovering the site in 2014. Kurlpurlunu is one of the … More Kurlpurlunu