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Ayakwa : a publication of the Anindilyakwa Land Council



Ayakwa : a publication of the Anindilyakwa Land Council

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Issue 11, October/November 2012 Edition

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4 | CMYK SPOT A Ayakwa | A PUBLICATION OF THE ANINDILYAKWA LAND COUNCIL Larisa Lee is the new arnhem MLa, taking over from Malarndirri McCarthy during the nT Elections in September. Larisa says she is committed to listening to the concerns of local residents in her electorate and will work hard to return a strong voice to the local community. Community members have raised concerns with me about the inquiry into seabed mining and many are strongly opposed to it, Ms Lee said. I am committed to fighting for local issues raised by the people in my electorate and I will do whatever I can to represent them and ensure their voices are heard. Improved infrastructure and roads in the Arnhem electorate and ensuring access to the delivery of services for local residents are also key priorities. I will work hard to ensure the people in my electorate have real employment and economic opportunities and there are real local jobs for Indigenous people. I also look forward to working with the Groote Eylandt and Bickerton Island regional councils to improve local decision making, Larisa said. Larisa was born in Katherine, raised in Barunga and completed her schooling at Kormilda College SuPPorT: Larisa Lee says she is committed to fighting for local issues such as seabed mining. aLL abouT WoMbaT STEW: Sharalynne Lalara, Tyreese Wurramara and Patricia Herbert (pictured) read the book, Wombat Stew with their class. The transition/preschool class at umbakumba has been doing lots of other activities to do with wombats including making hats of all the animals and reenacting the story through drama, creating dingo and wombat collages, and making a stew of their own in cooking class. For more stories and pictures about education, see pages 12-15. New MLA pledges commitment to seabed campaign all about wombat stew in Darwin. She has close ties with the Jawoyn, Dalabon and Mayali people of Northern Australia. Eylandt art on show in Melbourne Groote Eylandt bark paintings are going on show at the Ian Potter Museum of Art in Melbourne from November. Over the last six years, museum staff have been researching an important group of 1940s Groote Eylandt bark paintings from the universitys collection. A spokesperson said this had enabled them to present fundamental information which wasnt previously known, such as attributions, dates and subject matters. Their ongoing field research and community consultation will produce the first survey of Groote Eylandt art ever undertaken. The exhibition will include important loans from public and private collections dating from the 1920s to the present. In partnership with the Groote Eylandt community, the exhibition will investigate the str iking development of Groote Eylandt art and reflect on the growing dialogue between historical works and contemporary art from the region, which has been propelled in part by the Potters research, the spokesperson said. The paintings will be at the museum from November 14, 2012 until April 1, 2013. ToP STorIES