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“Anangu heads are full of stress. There is so much stress it is hard to think. We feel worried and scared. Doing the meditations helps us to relax," Uti Kulintjaku project participant, Theresa Nipper
In 2019 Smiling Mind and NPY Women’s Council Ngangkari initiative; Uti Kulintjaku worked together to develop the first ever meditations in Pitjantjatjata and Ngaanyatjarra with the aim of increasing wellbeing and mental health in remote communities. The meditations were made available on the Smiling Mind app.
The partnership is now set to grow with the support from the Envato Foundation who will fund the development of a series of new resources to support student learning, and provide teachers with additional trauma-informed mindfulness training in the NPY Lands.
Photo: Ilawanti Ken by Rhett Hammerton
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“Anangu heads are full of stress. There is so much stress it is hard to think. We feel worried and scared. Doing the meditations helps us to relax,  Uti Kulintjaku project participant, Theresa Nipper 
In 2019 Smiling Mind  and NPY Women’s Council Ngangkari initiative; Uti Kulintjaku worked together to develop the first ever meditations in Pitjantjatjata and Ngaanyatjarra  with the aim of increasing wellbeing and mental health in remote communities. The meditations were made available on the Smiling Mind app.
The partnership is now set to grow with the support from the Envato Foundation who will fund the development of a series of new resources to support student learning, and provide teachers with additional trauma-informed mindfulness training in the NPY Lands.
Photo: Ilawanti Ken by Rhett Hammerton

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Ilawanti, with your beautiful face, cheeky laugh and warm heart, such a treasure xx

LOVE and peace to everyone. Kindest regards and well wishes from UK. LOVE Australia

Great initiative Women's Council. Your beautiful smile makes me smile 🥰

This would make a gorgeous painting

✨ Wonderful initiative

Simply beautiful 🥰

Beautiful

I love this!

It’s great for learning Pitjantjatjara too. I think I’ve listened over 40 times. Relaxing at the same time!

Marie Morgan; great initiative. My therapist suggested Smiling Mind in early rehab. Nice app. Good work

Palya. Love this❤

Kate Armstrong

Sandy Wilson

Lucy Simpson-TePeeti

A beautiful photo.

Cath Louise Amy Opio...this is us

Coleman LinnyAck Haynes Bianca Stawiarski Rikki Milera-Wilson

Xavier Hampton

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Do you know somebody that would love the opportunity to work alongside Anangu families and communities in an amazing part of the world? NPYWC is looking for an Intensive Family Support Worker that has experience in Social Work, Early Childhood or Community Development. NPYWC provides a supportive environment with competitive, above award based salary, superannuation and salary packaging benefits. Find out more: www.npywc.org.au/job/intensive-family-support/ ... See MoreSee Less

Do you know somebody that would love the opportunity to  work alongside Anangu families and communities in an amazing part of the world? NPYWC is looking for an Intensive Family Support Worker that has experience in Social Work, Early Childhood or Community Development. NPYWC provides a supportive environment with competitive, above award based salary, superannuation and salary packaging benefits. Find out more: https://www.npywc.org.au/job/intensive-family-support/

We are looking for Child Advocacy Officer to assist negotiate Child Protection systems across the tristate area of SA, NT and WA. The position advocates for families and children in access arrangements, legal assistance, kinship carer identification, and reunification. This is an important role for someone with experience in advocacy, community development or case management. NPYWC provides a supportive environment with competitive, above award based salary, superannuation and salary packaging benefits. Find out more: www.npywc.org.au/job/child-advocacy-officer/ ... See MoreSee Less

We are looking for Child Advocacy Officer to assist negotiate Child Protection systems across the tristate area of SA, NT and WA.  The position advocates for families and children in access arrangements, legal assistance, kinship carer identification, and reunification. This is an important role for someone with experience in advocacy, community development or case management. NPYWC provides a supportive environment with competitive, above award based salary, superannuation and salary packaging benefits. Find out more: https://www.npywc.org.au/job/child-advocacy-officer/

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Sovereignty independent of Genocidal govts is the only real Protection we have

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Erin Louise 😍

Tempting ...

Lisa Anderson ❤️

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Kungkarangkalpa (Seven Sisters), an artwork by our social enterprise Tjanpi Desert Weavers is being installed at the National Gallery by zoom this week. Tjanpi artists were giving instructions to gallery staff 1000's of kms away about how they would like their work to be displayed. Kungkarangkalpa is a part of the NGA's Know My Name: Australian Women Artists 1900 to Now exhibition opening in November.
www.canberratimes.com.au/story/6931004/national-gallery-installation-goes-virtual/
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Kungkarangkalpa (Seven Sisters), an artwork by our social enterprise Tjanpi Desert Weavers is being installed at the National Gallery by zoom this week. Tjanpi artists were giving instructions to gallery staff 1000s of kms away about how they would like their work to be displayed. Kungkarangkalpa is a part of the NGAs Know My Name: Australian Women Artists 1900 to Now exhibition opening in November.
https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/6931004/national-gallery-installation-goes-virtual/

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Lisa Schneider

Brilliant!

2 weeks ago

NPY Women's Council

Lilsten to a new love song "Beautiful Lady", written and recorded during the NPYWC Youth Service Men’s Camp 2020. The video shows footage of the camp at Pirupakalarintja Outstation where young men visited sacred sites, undertook land clearing and participated in workshops. Organised by NPY Women’s Council in collaboration with AFL NT, CLC, RFDS Health and Dan the Underdog.

Central Land Council AFL Northern Territory Dan the Underdog Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia
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So very cool to watch and listen too. Top effort all you blokes. 😎

Was a great camp! Shout out to Rosabell Dion Smith Bell first day at work!

Great jam (Y)

Lovely

Palya.

Jannali Doncaster Coedie Mccarthy

Great song!

Docker river band

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2 weeks ago

NPY Women's Council

Our social enterprise Tjanpi Desert Weavers 😍 has gone online for Desert Mob 2020 head to their website to see their special Desert Mob Marketplace baskets, sculptures & more. ... See MoreSee Less

Our social enterprise Tjanpi Desert Weavers 😍 has gone online for Desert Mob 2020 head to their website to see their special Desert Mob Marketplace baskets, sculptures & more.

2 weeks ago

NPY Women's Council

“We went to the Olympics so that all the people there would see the strength of who we are. The Olympic experience has made us strong with a resolve that has never been shaken since.
We did a really important inma (ceremony) in Sydney and we did it with the intention of making a deep impression on the people who saw it and in the hope of better relationships and collaborations with other people in the future. It was a very important occasion.
My sister carried a great deal of valuable knowledge and she and I made this inma available through Women’s Council for the benefit of everyone across the country. There was a tremendous benefit in everyone gathering to learn and understand and perform this inma and to pass it on for future generations.” NELLIE PATTERSON Enjoy the snippets from our experience 20 years ago at the opening of the Sydney Olympics 2000. (sound on!)
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Oh.its.very.beautiful.of.the..olympic.I.also.thinking.about some.of.the.ladies.who.passed.away our teachers.and.strong.woman.

Oh I was employed by NPY to service the elderly Tjanpi Basket weavers at Tjukerla and Kulkajatjara homelands while the ladies were at the Olympics. It was super quiet .

We were there... Such a beautiful & powerful time....A very precious memory NPY Womens Council..Nellie & your beautiful sister ... Always in Gratitude for All you do...Big Love & Many Blessings xxx

The contribution of all the minyma was magnificent and so important for our whole country.

This was the Best part of the whole opening. Amazing Strong Women. 🖤💛❤️

They were the strong women's of the land's

I can see my kami too miss her and love ❤️ her

Still gives me spine tingles. 20 years ago tonight!

This made me feel emotional!

Amazing and beautiful not to mention bloody gawjas, all the strong womens before us and making that path way for us

Maggie Kavanagh Linda Rive. My old Olympic roommates. What a trip!!!

I cried in respect for the powerful dance and all the ladies coming together to show the world always was and always will be Aboriginal [-0-]

Palya to all the kunga & minma of the beautiful NPY Lands of NT, SA and WA. Special place🇩🇪special people, special dance

I'm proud of my Nana's 👍🤗☺️

Wow what an Unique experience..luv it ..!!!

This is so amazing. Anyone know if it’s on YouTube? Couldn’t find it

Aunty Gina 😍

Emmy Simpson is that your ?

🖤💛❤️

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