Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi

'Doing Good Work with Families'

“This camp is to pass on knowledge to our young people through camping, Cultural activities and yarning with elders”. The AAAC (Atyenghe Atherre Aboriginal Corporation) and The Ltyentye Apurte Rangers held a family camp over two nights, accompanied by staff from Congress, CLC and Catholic Care. The camp was an hour’s drive south of Santa Teresa. Anyone was allowed to come along from the community, and there were about 40 to 50 people who attended. After the drive we arrived at a special spot selected by the elders. Everyone helped set up swags and collected wood for cooking and warmth. That evening the cooks put together a big pot of hearty beef stew which was nice and filling. The next morning we all got up and the women cooked breakfast. Later on we all headed to some special locations where Elder/Traditional owner Allan Drover (Yellow Shirt) showed us some rock paintings, trees and talked about the stories and what they are about. Jason and Kevin (from Waltja) also brought out a drone for some of the young people to have a turn each controlling the machine. Young people used the Waltja drone and cameras to take photos of the camp.