Yindyamarra Yambuwan book launch talk by Stephen Kemmis

Guest post from Prof Emeritus Stephen Kemmis from the launch of Yindyamarra Yambuwan at Wagga Wagga City Library. First, I want to pay my respects to the Wiradjuri Elders here present, and to the Wiradjuri people on whose land we meet today. This may be an important occasion for the Wiradjuri people who are here, but it is an even more important occasion for those of us here who are not Wiradjuri people. This launch opens a door for us,Read more

Do we need protecting? I don’t think so.

Guest Post by Dr Uncle Stan Grant Sr AM The NSW Government is proposing language legislation for the protection of Aboriginal Languages in NSW. Undoubtedly the intentions are positive, but there are a number of assumptions in this proposal that need to be thought about carefully. I remember the weight of the word “protection”. It has a long painful history in NSW. I remember the 1950s and 1960s and a number of occasions when I felt humiliated because of the NSWRead more

Yindyamarra Yambuwan screenings, talks and book launches

WAGGA WAGGA Book Launch and film screening: 3pm Saturday 1st of July 2017 Wagga Wagga City Library As part of a series of public events to launch the new book Yindyamarra Yambuwan published by Sharing and Learning, a screening of the film, readings and discussion will take place in Wagga City Library in line with NAIDOC week with special guests including Aunty Flo Grant, Dr Uncle Stan Grant Sr AM, Prof Emeritus Stephen Kemmis and Bernard Sullivan. PARKES Film screening – booksRead more

Canberra Book launch – Yindyamarra Yambuwan book now available.

The first of a series of public events to launch the new book Yindyamarra Yambuwan published by Sharing and Learning will be held in Canberra with special guests including Dr Uncle Stan Grant Sr AM. 12.30pm, Tuesday 11th of April 2017 Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture 15 Blackall Street, Barton, ACT This beautiful new full colour book is now available. Yindyamarra Yambuwan, based on the film about the Wiradjuri way of life centred on the concept of Yindyamarra, often translated as respect. However, itRead more

Menindee Girl: The Story of my Life – Aunty Joyce’s book launch

Menindee Girl: The Story of my Life By Aunty Joyce Hampton 120 pages, 210 x 280 mm, full colour, paperback, retail price $60 Published by Sharing and Learning, Wagga Wagga Book Launch: 6pm Thursday 9th of February 2017 Wagga Wagga City Library Aunty Joyce Hampton, a senior Ngiyampaa Elder, is a quiet woman with a large story to tell. Aunty Joyce had no ambition to tell her story to the world. She simply wished to record her life and whereRead more

Reflecting on 2016

It has been a big year. Quite a few things ticked off the list and some nice surprises. Thank you to everyone, too many to mention individually, for making this possible. Some of the highlights were: The exhibition Burambabirra Yindyamarra at Wagga Wagga City Gallery was a great success and many thanks to all concerned, including the Elders, who have been so generous in sharing their culture and their friendship, to Nives for her skills and support, my family, the team at theRead more

Yindyamarra Yambuwan wins NSW Premier’s Multicultural Media Award

Very pleased to announce that last night the film Yindyamarra Yambuwan, a collaboration with the Wiradjuri community, won a NSW Premier’s Multicultural Media Award for Best Creative and Innovative Design. Much thanks to all those who have supported this project formally and informally particularly Dr Uncle Stan Grant, Aunty Flo Grant, Aunty Sandy Warren, Aunty Lorraine Tye, Ray Woods and Letetia Harris. And everyone else from the Wiradjuri community who has shared their culture for the purpose of making this workRead more

Online release of Wiradjuri Animation

We’ve decided to release a sample of the Wiradjuri Words and Phrases vol 1 animations. This is a complete sequence set in a kitchen and focuses on words for everyday objects that would be found in a modern kitchen. It is a good sample of what the other animations on the dvd are like. It features the voices of Dr Uncle Stan Grant and Betty Grant and the animation of Tim Amaro.Read more

Where to see Yindyamarra Yambuwan

This is advance notice that Yindyamarra Yambuwan will have a central place in a major exhibition Burumbabirra Yindyamarra from September 17 2016 at Wagga Wagga City Gallery. It will be shown with  Wiradjuri Language learning resources, such as animations and books, and Elder interviews on subjects such as Wiradjuri Identity, Yindyamarra and the Importance of Language. More information coming soon. Mambuwarra ngaa-mi-nya-gu Looking to see Wudhagarbinya wudha-dhuray-gu Listening to hear Winhangarra gulbali-gu  Learning to understandRead more

Video for IAHA

In Cairns this week videoing for Indigenous Allied Health Australia. Fantastic dynamic Indigenous run organisation supporting Indigenous health students and workers. The promotional videos for IAHA should come up quite nice thanks to all the great people we are interviewing.Read more