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Traditional healers of central Australia : Ngangkari / Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Women's Council Aboriginal Corporation
Bib ID 6154890
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Description Broome, Western Australia : Magabala Books Aboriginal Corporation, 2013 
©2013 
272 pages : colour illustrations, portraits, map ; 28 cm. 
ISBN 9781921248825
Summary

Traditional Healers of central Australia contains unique stories and imagery and primary source material: the ngangkari speak directly to the reader. Ngangkari are senior Aboriginal people authorised to speak publicly about Anangu (Western Desert language speaking Aboriginal people) culture and practices. It is accurate, authorised information about their work, in their own words. The practice of traditional healing is still very much a part of contemporary Aboriginal society. The ngangkari currently employed at NPY Women's Council deliver treatments to people across a tri-state region of about 350,000 sq km, in more than 25 communities in SA, WA and NT. Acknowledged, respected and accepted these ngangkari work collaboratively with hospitals and health professionals even beyond this region, working hand in hand with Western medical practitioners.

Subjects Healers -- -- Western Australia.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Health and hygiene.  |  Ngaanyatjara (Australian people) -- Medicine.  |  Traditional medicine -- -- Western Australia.  |  Substance use.  |  Health - Treatments - Traditional - Clever people.  |  History - Biographies - Indigenous - Autobiographies.  |  Pitjantjatjara people (C6) (NT SG52-11)  |  Mental health.  |  Art - Painting.  |  Ngaanyatjarra people (A38) (WA SG51-08)  |  Indigenous knowledge - Health and medicine.  |  Art - Artists.  |  Yankunytjatjara people (C4) (NT SG52-16)  |  Pitjantjatjara language C6.  |  Yankunytjatjara language C4.  |  Ngaanyatjarra language A38.  |  Pukatja / Ernabella (SA Central Australia SG53-09)  |  Pipalyatjara (SA Central Australia SG52-11)
Other authors/contributors Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjar Yankunytjatjara Women's Council, author  |  Magabala Books Aboriginal Corporation, publisher
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