Ngangkari are the traditional healers of the Anangu people. For as long as anyone can remember they have been caring for the wellbeing and mental health of Indigenous people.
Before white settlement, traditional ideas like kurdiji were used to keep Aboriginal communities in good mental health - suicides were virtually unheard of. After white settlement, government funded institutions intervened in Aboriginal communities with Western psychology - the suicide rates skyrocketed. We are losing 150 indigenous people a year to suicide, the majority of them young people. Go to link in Bio and donate $5 or more to our @gofundme Crowdfunding campaign. Also join our Facebook Page for more info #linkinbio
This image by Judith Crispen is of Lily Nungarrayi Hargreaves and she is close to 100 years old. In this photograph she is sitting by "her mother", Catfish waterhole. She has come here to sing to the waterhole - not for any ceremonial reason, but just so it feels cared for.