Video Title: Jilakurru: Welcome
Video Description: Martu elder Anga Friday Jones leads Birriliburu artists and team members to Jilakurru where they introduce themselves to the Country. When Aboriginal people visit Country they’ve never been to before or have not visited for a long time, they introduce themselves. Martu people do so by throwing handfuls of sand into the water. Many waters are inhabited by powerful ancestral beings — and in this way they are introduced to people through their scent. Once properly introduced, the Country protects its visitors and Countrymen. Aboriginal people from other areas introduce themselves to important sites in similar ways, sometimes rubbing a stone on their skin and throwing it into the water.
Date created: 2010
People: Annette Williams, Vera Anderson, Anga Friday Jones, Jawurji Mervyn Street, Niesha Long, Roberta (Lizzie) Minor, Clifford Brooks, Sharon Anderson, Adena Williams, Kaye Bingham
Art Centre(s): Birriliburu Artists, Tjukurba Gallery, Martumili Artists, CSR Project
Place of creation: Durba Springs, Jilakurru
Director: Nicole Ma
Editor: Chris Mylrea
Camera: Paul Elliot
Sound: Cam McGrath
Executive Producer: FORM
Rights: © FORM
Clip length: 0:01:15
Protocols: PUBLIC ACCESS
Accession ID: 20131021_FORM_MIRA_B0061_0002
Provenance: This material is sourced from Ngurra Kuju Walyja — the Canning Stock Route Project, which was initiated in 2006 by FORM and developed in partnership with Birriliburu, Kayili, KALACC, Mangkaja, Martumili, Ngurra, Papunya Tula, Paruku IPA, Warlayirti and Yulparija artists and art centres.