Cindy Jinmarabynana demonstrates Maningrida Sign Language in this film. It was made in May 2016, at a sign language workshop during the WANALA meeting in Alice Springs. Cindy speaks her language Burarra while signing.
The Lúrra Language and Culture team at Maningrida College made this film to show the world the awesome work they do. The film was produced by Abigail Carter, one of the Lúrra team. It was screened at the 2015 Puliima Conference in Melbourne. Abigail attended the conference as part of the Young Champions program and… Read more »
Friends and colleagues Marion Waiguma and Margaret Carew talk about their work in Burarra language from Maningrida, Arnhemland. This interview was recorded as part of a national Search and Rescue Workshop for Indigenous languages at the Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education (BIITE) in conjunction with the Centre for Australian Languages and Linguistics (CALL collection) and… Read more »
This film was made during an NT Libraries RIPIA workshop in Darwin in 2014. It features Marion Waiguma, Natalie Jin-gurala and Rosita Malgimbar. They speak in Burarra, a language from the Maningrida region.
Harold Furber attended the Puliima Language and Technology Forum as a consultant to the Arrernte Language Office at the Desert People’s Centre campus in September 2015. He spoke of his vision for a language centre in Alice Springs. This film is one of many profiles that form part of the new interactive language map called Gambay,… Read more »
In this film, Wurrkigandjarr songmen Jimmy Djamanba, Stanley Djalarra, Ad Djulipirri and Raymond Fisher, along with Mikey Gurruwiwi on didjeridu, sing wakwak ‘crow’. Men and women from the Wurrkigandjarr group, and djungkays (Ceremonial managers) perform the wakwak dance. The wakwak dance is an important aspect of mortuary rites and the Wurrkigandjarr perform this at funerals for… Read more »
In this film, Jimmy Djamanba, Stanley Djalarra Rankin and other Wurrkiganydjarr people tell the story of how the Miwal spirit travelled through Marrangu country from the sunrise. Miwal travelled with Djarwarri, the Ancestral Honey spirit and Djambawal, a spirit boy. The travels of these spirit beings unifies all Marrangu people along this songline. After passing through… Read more »
Coral Napangardi Gallagher and Tess Napaljarri Ross show how the women dance with a coolamon like they are searching for seeds. Main Jardiwanpa page
Coral Napangardi Gallagher and Tess Napaljarri Ross enact how the diamond dove fight for the seeds, crying. Main Jardiwanpa page
Liddy Napanangka Walker dances with her hands as she sings about winnowing the seeds. Then Coral Napangardi Gallagher and Tess Napaljarri Ross dance, showing how the women winnow the seeds. Main Jardiwanpa page