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Traditional Owner patrol of CBD is ‘history in the making’

By KIERAN FINNANE A delighted Phillip Alice has announced on his Facebook page that the Traditional Owner foot patrol, which he calls the “Arrente patrol”...

Vote for Deputy Mayor, a matter of allegiance not record

By KIERAN FINNANE For the first time, the Town Council has an Indigenous woman serving in the position of Deputy-Mayor. This would have been so...

Master plan for town, reconciliation plan for Australia Day

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New councillors Jimmy Cocking and Catherine Satour had wins on their first motions in the new Town Council. KIERAN FINNANE reports.

Mbantua Festival future dreaming

Above: Women and children from Papunya. Below: Jessica Mauboy with fans.

 

“Follow your dreams, work hard, explore the world! Run with your goals, take the opportunities, you can do it!” All of the Mbantua Festival stars had the same message for their fans, particularly the adoring youngsters. From Aaron Pederson to Jessica Mauboy, they had their stories to tell of being one of “you mob” but of nurturing ambitions that have taken them out into the wider world. KIERAN FINNANE and ERWIN CHLANDA were there. 

 

VIDEO (click FULL STORY): Jessica Mauboy sings while ladies from Yuendumu and Laramba dance, in the festival where the worlds meet.

Asserting themselves through music

 

 

 

 

"Yuendumu has seen its troubles / We don't need no more fighting / how about we, Warlpiri, start uniting?"

Three young hip-hop artists from Yuendumu went to the heart of the matter when they took to the stage on Saturday, as part of the line-up at The Hub, the "heart" of the Alice Desert Festival's program.

The music was mostly of a different flavour but the Desert Divas, who followed Red Sand in the program, were equally proud and hopeful: "We know where we come from / we know where we stand ... we're making our future / creating a change" went the lyrics of their group song. – KIERAN FINNANE

 

Pictured: Tyrone "T-bone" Spencer, from Yuendumu.

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