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, it has multiple meanings including to give honour, go slow, and take responsibility. The book and film describe a field of mutual respect that is the Wiradjuri way of life. The book contains the poetic text of the film, in Wiradjuri, with both word for word and flowing English translations.
Both the book and film were developed over a number of years through deep conversations about what is important with Wiradjuri Elders. The book allows a deeper exploration of the unique and beautiful concept of Yindyamarra. It features short essays on Yindyamarra, the importance of language, and how the project was made, from Aunty Flo Grant, Dr Uncle Stan Grant Sr and Dr Bernard Sullivan.
The book is accessible to the general reader, even if they are unfamiliar with Wiradjuri, and are an essential resource for those who wish to go deeper into Wiradjuri language and culture. Yindyamarra, as a way of life, shows the way all who live on Wiradjuri land may be at home here, working together with mutual respect and greater understanding.
Copies of the book and the film are available for purchase at the launch. They are also available online from our shop.