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Author Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Women's Council Aboriginal Corporation, author

Title Traditional healers of central Australia : Ngangkari / Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Women's Council Aboriginal Corporation
Published Broome, W.A. : Magabala Books, 2013
Broome, Western Australia : Magabala Books Aboriginal Corporation, 2013


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  362.849915 Nga/Tho  DUE 05-03-20
Description 272 pages : colour illustrations, portraits, map ; 28 cm
regular print
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
Analysis Aboriginal Australians - Health and hygiene
Australian Aboriginal studies
Healers - Western Australia
Ngaanyatjara (Australian people) - Medicine
Social & preventive medicine
Traditional medicine - Western Australia
Notes Includes index
Subject Aboriginal Australians -- Health and hygiene.
Aboriginal Australians -- Health and hygiene -- Australia -- Central Australia.
Aboriginal Australians -- Medicine -- Australia -- Central Australia.
Art, Aboriginal Australian -- Australia -- Central Australia.
Healers -- Australia -- Northern Territory.
Healers -- Australia -- South Australia.
Healers -- Australia -- Western Australia.
Healers -- Australia -- Central Australia.
Ngaanyatjarra (Australian people) -- Medicine.
Painting, Aboriginal Australian -- Australia -- Central Australia.
Traditional medicine -- Australia -- Northern Territory.
Traditional medicine -- Australia -- South Australia.
Traditional medicine -- Australia -- Western Australia.
Traditional medicine -- Australia -- Central Australia.
Medicine, Traditional.
Oceanic Ancestry Group.
Culturally Competent Care.
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice -- ethnology.
Integrative Medicine -- methods.
Western Australia.
Western Australia -- ethnology.
Author Magabala Books Aboriginal Corporation, publisher
Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjar Yankunytjatjara Women's Council, author, author
LC no. 2013414826
ISBN 9781921248825 (paperback)
Other Titles Ngangkari