Wiradjuri ngiyang bala giiny Wiradjuri – Wiradjuri language is the heart of Wiradjuri

Guest poster Dr Uncle Stan Grant Sr. has written a statement in Wiradjuri which expresses how Wiradjuri language is inseparable from the Wiradjuri people.   Wiradjuri ngiyang bala giiny Wiradjuri mayiny bu, Wiradjuri ngurambang bu, Wiradjuri buyaa bu, Wiradjuri murunwiginya bu Wiradjuri language is the heart of Wiradjuri people, country, law and way of life. Dhalabinya giiny garrabadhi Split heart from the body  Garraba bu giiny bu dhalabagirri and body and heart will be destroyed.   Wiray-dyu Yalmambili Not forRead 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

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

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

Yindyamarra Yambuwan

The 15 minute film Yindyamarra Yambuwan: A film in Wiradjuri Language is now complete. The name has been changed to give it a clear identity. Drawn from three years of conversations with Wiradjuri Elders, Yindyamarra bala Yambuwan – “Yindyamarra is everything” is the sentiment shared by every Wiradjuri Elder involved. The film is centred on twenty poems in Wiradjuri language, with video from Wiradjuri country, exploring some of the many aspects of Yindyamarra. Yindyamarra is often translated as respect, but actually it describes the whole Wiradjuri way of Life.Read more

Yindyamarra Yambuwan – A film in Wiradjuri Language

The Yindyamarra Yambuwan film is complete and undergoing test screenings within the Wiradjuri Community. If your community would like a test screening contact us via the contact page. The name is now Yindyamarra Yambuwan (Respecting everything). Premiering from Oct 2nd 2015 at MAMA SEE (on the wall outside) and part of the Wiradjuri Ngurambanggu opening at the new Murray Art Museum Albury.Read more