We ran the inaugural Arrpenhe-nthenhe Indigenous Languages film program as part of the Something Somewhere Film Festival in Alice Springs on Saturday 20 April. This was a resounding success and shows that our community has a great appetite for films that present the voices and perspectives of Indigenous people, in their languages. Please check this… Read more »

Kwertele ileme

  On Tuesday 10 March, women from the Akeyulerre Healing Centre in Alice Springs performed kwertele ileme at the Arrernte Language Office at Batchelor Institute’s Desert Peoples Centre campus. Kwertele ileme means ‘to smoke someone, to put someone in smoke’. This ceremony is performed on a number of different occasions, including with a new baby.… Read more »

Team in Alice Springs, October 2013

We’ve just completed a week of work on the Gun-nartpa stories book. The photo shows the team who came together in Alice Springs for this workshop – Crusoe Batara, Raymond Walanggay, Margaret Carew, Marion Waiguma and Patrick Muchana. The book now has its title – Gun-ngaypa Rrawa ‘My country’ and a cover design (thanks to… Read more »