Maimie Butler & Anawari Mitchell lead a special camp filled with culture & clear thinking
Maimie & Anawari drew on their work over the last 6 years with the Ngangkari program’s Uti Kulintjaku – Clear Thinking initiative to share their knowledge of emotional well-being with 28 women and girls at an important cultural site in WA.
For three nights, women and girls from Papulankutja, Irrunytju and Tjuntjuntjara camped out at Kuru Ala, a cultural site associated with the Seven Sisters story.
It was a chance to share stories, dances and songs about the site.
Maimie and Anawari spoke about books they had helped to create like Tjulpu and Walpa which tells the story of two young girls. Tjulpu is the bird that sings. Walpa is the blowing wind. The story explains how the care we give a child shapes their behaviour.
The group also practiced meditation and collected bush medicines.
The camp was an initiative between the NPYWC’s Ngangkari program’s Uti Kulintjaku team, NPYWC Youth Service and Ngaanyatjarra Council Land Management. It was supported by a Dream it Forward grant from Connect Groups WA.