At the 2013 Deadly Awards in Sydney on September 10, the NPY Women’s Council Ngangkari Program took out the Published Book of the Year award with their impressive publication Traditional Healers of Central Australia: Ngangkari, published by Magabala Books.
NPY Women’s Council ngangkari Pantjiti McKenzie, Maringka Burton, Naomi Kantjuriny and Ilawanti Ken accepted the award at the ceremony in Sydney. Fortunately talented Namatjira actor Derek Lynch from Finke , was on hand to interpret Pantjiti McKenzie’s speech, the only speech of the night to be made in language.
NPY Women’s Council Ngangkari team are proud of their award and the success of their program. The book Traditional Healers of Central Australia: Ngangkari published by Magabala Books has only been released for less than a year and already the first print run has sold out, with another reprint on the way.
The NPY Women’s Council Ngangkari have received many national and international awards for their work increasing understanding and collaboration with mainstream health services and the wider community, and in nurturing the physical, emotional and social well-being of their people.