Kapululangu Aboriginal Women's Association
Cultural Learning Camp
The Kapululangu Women Elders of Balgo in Western Australia’s Great Sandy Desert
invite you and/or your female friends to participate in one of their remarkable Culture Camps. Below are the dates for the remainder of 2011.
- September 5-11 Women’s Culture Learning Camp – 6 days of Community, Ceremony, Connection to Land, and Cultural Awakening workshops.
- October 3-9 Mothers and Daughters Culture Learning Camp – 6 days, Community, Ceremony, Connection to Land, and Cultural Awakening workshops with mothers with their daughters (aged 12-18)
See the attached Camp Brochure.
Please note that:
- All camps are open to both Indigenous and Not-Indigenous women
- Attending a Women’s Culture Learning Camp is a pre-requisite before attending a Women’s Law Camp or a Dreaming Track Trek.
- The April Women’s Culture Learning Camp is closely followed by the Women’s Law Camp for women wishing to attend both.
- For those mothers who have said that they are interested in attending the Mother and Daughters Camp it has been moved from August to October.
- Participants can only get to Balgo by 4WD vehicle – yours or hired. A 4WD is essential for the Women’s Law Camp and the Dreaming Track Trek.
- You are responsible for your own travel to and from Balgo at additional costs – but we assist participants to connect with each other and to share hire car and travel costs.
- Participant numbers are limited to 20 women for each event.
This is truly an opportunity of a lifetime!
Apply to attend today.
KapululanguWomen's Law and Culture Centre
(Kapululangu Aboriginal Women's Association AC)
PRIVATEMAIL BAG116 BALGO via Halls Creek Western Australia 6770
Balgo Women have answers
A group of women who have answers themselves are the Women of Balgo, a remote community in Western Australia. The Kapululangu Aboriginal Women’s Association has established an intergenerational cultural healing and education program in their community in an effort to protect, improve and enhance the lives of their Indigenous women and children in the region and raise awareness about or counsel those affected by sexual assault.
The “Teaching Culture: Healing People” project supports the Kapululangu elders to teach their cultural knowledge to their younger generations and to run a tjarrtjurra (women’s healing) program for women, men, youth, children and babies. They are achieving this through culture classes, women’s ceremonies, and culture camps. Support for cultural tutors who give up their time to teach at these events is one of the Living Gift options for this year.
Photos: Right: Culture Class, Left: Balgo girls dance in celebration (Credit: Zohl de Ishtar)