Never use the beckoning finger!

Ngunhi nhe dhu wiripulil makarr-yindilil marrtji wangalil, ngunhiyiny dhuka wangaynguyam dharra ga guyanganhawuy walalang wiripu. Dhiyaliyin nhe dhu dharradayirrnydja ga djaka nhunhuwuy nhe marrka nhe dhu marr-dhunupaka nhina. When you go into another world, they think differently from your world.…

Avoidance relationships – don’t pick up the baby!

Yolngu have a complicated kinship structure that involves both ‘care’ and ‘avoidance’ relationships between family members that must be adhered to. Avoidance relationships can be with people much older or much younger, and are put in place for reasons of…