Traditional healers of Central Australia : Ngangkari / Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Women's Council Aboriginal Corporation.
Contributor(s): Ngaanyatjarra, Pitjantjatjara, Yankunytjatjara Women's CouncilPublisher: Broome, W.A. : Magabala Books, 2013Description: 272 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits, maps ; 28 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781921248825 (pbk.)Subject(s): Healers -- Western Australia | Aboriginal Australians -- Health and hygiene | Ngaanyatjarra (Australian people) -- Medicine | Traditional medicine -- Western AustraliaDDC classification: 362.849915 | 615.880899915
Traditional Healers of the Central Desert 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.
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