We are raising funds which will contribute to the holding and sharing of Indigenous culture across Australia
With your help SharingStories along with with young people from Mäpuru School, community and traditional custodians of the Liya-dhalinymirr Djambarrpuynu Clan will complete documenting the journey of the Mukarr Giant Green Sea Turtle Hunters and create exciting new interactive web platform that will allow both the local and global community to immerse in this ancient culture.
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This clip features Liyadhalinymirr Songman, translator and cultural facilitator Yingiya Guyula and senior Wagilak Songman Roy Wunyumbi Ashley speaking about the importance of mapping Song Cycles , and their efforts to do so in collaboration with SharingStories.
Vast epic poems that traverse the landscape of the Australian continent, these songs hold important knowledge laid down by the creation ancestors who brought that Country into being. As the rate of language attrition intensifies so too does the loss of the songs and the libraries of knowledge contained within them. Many Aboriginal languages sit on the UNESCO highly endangered list, i.e. less than five fluent speakers, SharingStories is working with senior cultural custodians to map and hold Song Cycles and the knowledge they hold for future generations.
The project will use the newest tools/devices/platforms to tell the oldest stories – told by the custodians and owners of those stories and also aims to create a self powered tool that allows Indigenous communities to document , hold and manage access to, their cultural expressions – to share as they wish locally, nationally and internationally.
Roy Wunyumbi Ashley has been asking for assistance and support to map the Gandjalala ( Sugar Bag Hunter) Ancestral Dreaming Track in North East Arnhem land with cultural custodians and young people. SharingStories Foundation is seeking support that will allow us to work closely with the Wagilak community to achieve this objective.