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Welcome to the 2018 NAIDOC Market Day! Stalls holders include:

Tangentyere Employment Services - the ladies of the St Marys Craft Centre, Keringke Arts, Pertame School, Karen Sheldon Training, Institute of Aboriginal Development (IAD), NPY Empowered Communities, Pat Ansell Dodds Art, Pat Ansell Dodds Arts and more ..

For more information on each stall visit section on the right. 

Special Events  - celebrating the 2018 National Theme “because of her we can!”
12.15pm – Dr Pat Miller OAM
At 1pm we'll be walking a group over to visit the Arrernte Language social and educational space, where we'll get to learn more about Arrernte language before going on an audio walking tour around Mparntwe, Alice Springs. Please meet at the presentation area next to the food court and Katies.
Kungkas Can Cook Bush Food Sampling – TBA

CAAMA Radio 12 Noon – 2pm
Clap Stick Making 10am – 4pm
Children’s Craft Activities 10am – 4pm


More on the NAIDOC Market Stall Holders

Come visit Arrernte Language social and educational space: Apmere Angkentye-kenhe (A Place for Language), meet the team and participate in Unthemele Awetyeke.
Unthemele awetyeke [listen as you go] is an Arrernte language learning walking tour around Mparntwe Alice Springs. It's a way to hear the town afresh, listening to what your teachers choose as important to draw your attention to. 
Bring your own smartphone and headphones and take a 30 minute walk around the Mparntwe CBD learning Arrernte language with a focus on direction words. 

The tour is appropriate for children approximately 6 years and over.

The tour was created by Lorrayne Gorey, Alison Ferber, Michael Gorey, Coco Wallace and Beth Sometimes.
After the tour you can also hang around in the learning space to have a look at the other things we have to help you engage with the Arrernte Language of Mparntwe, Alice Springs.


Pat Ansell - Dodds

Pat Ansell-Dodds is an Eastern Arrernte and Anmatyere woman, a Flinders University Lecturer, and artist. (picture from CAAMA Radio) 

More about the NAIDOC Market Day stall holders ...
Keringke Arts

They're situated on the community of Ltyentye Apurte (also known as Santa Teresa), producing contemporary eastern Arrernte art.

While the stories and imagery of this vast country has influence on their works, they are not usually accompanied by any one story. Instead, age old motifs, landscape forms and patterns of movement lay the groundwork for a personal expression of self within the modern world.

They have a wide range of products available including textiles, paintings on paper and canvas, hand painted furniture, bowls and vases.

Pertame School
We are Pertame (Southern Arrernte) people from the Finke River, 120km south of Alice Springs. Our language is critically endangered, with less than 20 fluent speakers left. We are deeply worried that Southern Arrernte language identity could fall asleep when they pass on. This is why we are working as a family to preserve our language and culture by​ running on-country camps.
Four language and culture camps on-country at the family outstation
Led by Southern Arrernte elders and supported by adults
To teach Southern Arrernte children language, songs, stories and responsibilities
To inspire and enable Southern Arrernte children to care for their language, heritage, Country and each other
To support the Australian Curriculum in Language Maintenance
To facilitate intergenerational and peer to peer learning
To enable Elders to fulfil their cultural obligations as First Teachers
To develop the skills of Southern Arrernte adults in areas such as meeting facilitation, media skills, project management, teaching and lesson planning. Pertame school is developed and lead by Arrernte people, for Arrernte people.  

We have been making authentic Pertame handmade jewellery and art to sell at NAIDOC and raise money to keep our language school going. Swing by to have a yarn about our school and take a look at our native seed jewellery crafted by our family. 

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