Many Warlpiri, like Judy Napangardi, elected to use the wildest, most inventive of palettes to represent their country and as a means of re-affirming their relationship with it
Most of the people working for the intervention are Kardia (non-Aboriginal) - there is not much work for Yapa from the Intervention – most of those jobs go to Kardia people. When they come in with all their flash new cars, flash Toyotas, that makes us feel down. What the Yapa are thinking is that all the Kardia are "moneyfaces" (that they only care about money). And some people think like it was a hundred years ago and is still happening now.
The Luurn (Red-backed Kingfisher) Tjukurrpa is of prime importance to the groups of the western deserts region, since it represents one expression of a major initiation cycle, Tingarri, a Law bequeathed to them by Luurn and other ancestral beings.