Traditional Healers of Central Australia: Ngangkari


Traditional Healers of Central Australia: Ngangkari

Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Women’s Council Aboriginal Corporation

WINNER – 2013 Deadly Award for Published Book of the Year

COMMENDED – 2013 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards (Non-fiction category)

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The Ngangkari are the traditional healers of the Ngaanyatjarra, Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara Lands, encompassing 350,000 square kilometres of the remote western desert of Australia.

For thousands of years the Ngangkari have nurtured the physical, emotional and social well-being of their people.

To increase understanding and encourage collaboration with mainstream health services and the wider community, the Ngangkari have forged a rare partnership with health professionals and practitioners of Western medicine.

Experience the world of the Ngangkari as they share their wisdom, natural healing techniques and cultural history through life stories, spectacular photography and artwork.