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Tragic confrontation in the desert

Tragic confrontation in the desert

I find Nicolas Rothwell's bald assertion that the APY women are “ritually subservient to the men” - and therefore should bow to their will in such matters as the Ngintaka Tjukurpa – so powerfully denied by the Story itself.

Ngintaka’s long road to Adelaide

Ngintaka’s long road to Adelaide

The "mortal threat to traditional law and culture" to Aboriginal culture posed by the Ngintaka exhibition appears to have evaporated into the thin desert air.

For shame, Nicolas Rothwell

For shame, Nicolas Rothwell

Nicolas Rothwell shows extreme disrespect of Anangu governance by referring to the traditional owners of the Ngintaka songline who have led the project as ‘plausible-seeming desert leaders’. Who is he to judge their traditional knowledge or status?

Kevin Rudd’s “clanging gong” rings hollow at the Ampilitawatja walk-off camp

Kevin Rudd’s “clanging gong” rings hollow at the Ampilitawatja walk-off camp

Two years ago Kevin Rudd, in what appears to have now faded into a largely symbolic apology to Aboriginal Australia, told the nation that: …symbolism is important but, unless the great symbolism of reconciliation is accompanied by an even greater substance, it is little more than a clanging gong. It is not sentiment that makes […]

Art Centre of the week – Iwantja Arts – Indulkana, South Australia

Art Centre of the week – Iwantja Arts – Indulkana, South Australia

I’ll be travelling back up the wonderful Stuart Highway later this week en-route to home in the south-west NT and will drop in to the Iwantja Arts Centre at Indulkana in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (commonly known as the APY lands) lands of northern South Australia on the way. I don’t know a lot about […]