247 x 172 mm
Listen to Ngarrindjeri Women Speaking
Diane Bell (ed.)
Namawi rawul-inyeri thulun-ar: Our footprints come from the past. From our ancestors to us, we are the traditional owners, still guiding our young ones, connecting the Stolen Generations back to family and country, standing strong in our history and culture and heritage Listen to Ngarrindjeri Women Speaking Kungun Ngarrindjeri Miminar Yunnan Ngarrindjeri women came to prominence in the 1990s with the Hindmarsh Island Bridge affair. Labelled “liars” in 1995 by a South Australian Royal Commission then vindicated in the Federal Court in 2001 as “truth-tellers”, these Ngarrindjeri miminar have much to be angry about. But, they also have stories to tell about their lives and their visions for the future. Here they take us into their world of caring for their country, their families and their nation. What are our needs? What do we want to address our needs? Where are we going? What does the future hold for us, our children, our grandchildren, our young women? Their stories will charm and delight, will jar and shock. They ask that you kungun [listen] to their yunnan[speaking]. When the Ngarrindjeri women of South Australia asked Diane Bell if she would work with them in the running of some workshops to develop a booklet about culture and governance, none of them realised quite where it would take them. This book is the result. It has developed from a booklet to a book that outlines their visions for the future. A future in which their culture is respected, their stories heard, their laws carried out.