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National award recognises Maningrida Wild Foods leader

Bush foods expert Leila Nimbadja was today awarded the delicious magazine/Harvey Norman National Produce Awards ‘Outstanding Native Producer’, selected by judge Kylie Kwong. Leila is a Senior Traditional owner and Gurr-goni woman who lives on her homeland in the Maningrida region. Leila is the mainstay of Maningrida Wild Food’s bush foods team, and her intricate

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Maningrida artist named Wynne Prize finalist

Maningrida artist Paul Namarinjmak Nabulumo’s lorrkkon’s (hollow log) selection as a Wynne Prize Finalist by the Art Gallery of NSW challenges mainstream ideas about what constitutes a landscape and how artists represent it. The Wynne Prize is one of Australia’s most prestigious and influential art prizes. It is awarded annually for the best landscape painting of Australian

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Creating role models

CEO Blog – June 2020 Writing children’s books is not a core business for a CEO, but it is a passion of mine and certainly takes care of any potential downtime. I recently wrote and published a children’s book set in Maningrida titled Ngayi Nga-ngeydi Patricia/My name is Patricia. The concept had been germinating for

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Maningrida children’s book leaps the ditch

More than 250 rural New Zealand children learned about the daily life and language of nine-year-old Patricia, an Aboriginal girl growing up in Maningrida, West Arnhem Land, when their school principal shared a book reading on Facebook. Kim Gordon, Principal of Bulls School in Manawatu, posted her reading of children’s book, Ngayi Nga-ngeydi Patricia/My name

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My Name is Patricia – a bilingual children’s book

“My name is Patricia” tells the story of a 10-year-old Aboriginal girl living in Bottom Camp, Maningrida. Her ambition is to graduate from school, Balanda way, whilst staying true to her culture and heritage. She wants to make her mother proud. The story is written for children aged 5-10 years old and was initiated by

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