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Author Ngaanyatjarra, Pitjantjatjara, Yankunytjatjara Womens Council, 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  AVAILABLE
Description 272 pages : colour illustrations, portraits, map ; 28 cm
Contents Alani - Introdustion -- Ngangkari -- Wangkanyi -- About Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Women's Council Aboriginal Corporation -- Spelling and pronunciation -- Glossary
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 Social & preventive medicine
Australian Aboriginal studies
Traditional medicine - Western Australia
Healers - Western Australia
Ngaanyatjara (Australian people) - Medicine
Aboriginal Australians - Health and hygiene
Notes Includes index
Text in English, glossary in Ngaanyatjarra, Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara
Subject Ngaanyatjara (Australian people) -- Medicine
Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice -- ethnology
Culturally Competent Care
Integrative Medicine -- methods
Medicine, Traditional.
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice -- ethnology.
Culturally Competent Care.
Integrative Medicine -- methods.
Medicine, Traditional -- Western Australia
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia, Central -- Health and hygiene
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia, Central -- Medicine
Traditional medicine -- Australia, Central
Art, Aboriginal Australian -- Australia, Central
Healers -- Australia, Central
Traditional medicine -- Australia -- Western Australia
Healers -- Australia -- South Australia
Traditional medicine -- Australia -- South australia
Aboriginal Australians -- Medicine.
Traditional medicine -- Australia -- Northern Territory
Aboriginal Australians -- Health and hygiene.
Healers -- Australia -- Northern Territory
Painting, Aboriginal Australian -- Australia, Central
Healers -- Western Australia
Healers -- Australia -- Western Australia
Healers -- Northern Territory
Healers -- South Australia
Traditional medicine -- South Australia
Traditional medicine -- Northern Territory
Ngaanyatjarra (Australian people) -- Medicine
Traditional medicine -- Western Australia
Health - Treatments - Traditional - Clever people
Art - Artists
Art - Painting
Traditional medicine.
Indigenous knowledge - Health and medicine
History - Biographies - Indigenous - Autobiographies
Substance use
Mental health
Pitjantjatjara people (C6) (NT SG52-11)
Yankunytjatjara people (C4) (NT SG52-16)
Ngaanyatjarra people (A38) (WA SG51-08)
Pitjantjatjara language C6
Ngaanyatjarra language A38
Yankunytjatjara language C4
Aboriginal Australians -- Health and hygiene.
Western Australia -- ethnology.
Pukatja / Ernabella (SA Central Australia SG53-09)
Pipalyatjara (SA Central Australia SG52-11)
Western Australia.
Genre/Form Indigenous collection
Author Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjar Yankunytjatjara Women's Council, author.
Magabala Books Aboriginal Corporation, publisher
LC no. 2013414826
ISBN 9781921248825 (paperback)
Other Titles Ngangkari