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Ayakwa : a publication of the Anindilyakwa Land Council



Ayakwa : a publication of the Anindilyakwa Land Council

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Anindilyakwa Land Council newsletter


Anindilyakwa Land Council


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Date:2012-11; October/November; Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).; This publication contains may contain links to external sites. These external sites may no longer be active.




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Issue 11, October/November 2012 Edition

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CMYK SPOT A | 21 Ayakwa | October/ November 2012 Issue 11 arT & CuLTurE The aLC took local women and female aLC Executive board members out bush to talk about being strong. The bush camp was held at Thomson Bay over three days. ALC liaison officer Serena Bara said they spoke about how to become strong and how to make a difference in their own community. We talked about how women can have a voice on whats important for them, Serena said. We also shared stories about how our women did it in the past how our mothers and grandmothers made decisions in the community. ALC governance manager Sharon Herrick said women also shared about the support they needed to be strong women. Women usually dont have much of a voice, Sharon said. We wanted to get their perspective on what they need to build up their confidence and actively participate as board members. This way, they know what questions need to be asked to make decisions in the best interest of all the people on the island. The local women shared stories around the campfire describing their experiences of the area when they were small children, as well as customs and traditions of the past. The women shared in experiences of collecting, cooking and eating cockles, wild honey and mangrove oysters and extracting seeds from the pandanus tree. Women get stronger in the bush DECISIon-MaKInG: Jean Murrungun, Elayne Fernandez, yulki nunggumajbarr, Elaine Mamarika and Serena bara discuss what women need in order to participate in decision-making. Big sales at Darwin Art Fair a total $8800 worth of artwork by local artists was sold at Darwin art Fair. The Anindilyakwa Arts and Cultural Centre had a booth at the fair for three days to sell art pieces including paintings, jewellery, and ghostnet baskets and dolls. Artists Alice and Alfred Lalara also attended the Telstra Awards while they were in Darwin. SHoWInG THE WorLD: alice Durilla looks after the stall at the Darwin art Fair.

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