Conflicting stories for Parrtjima’s lights on the hill

p2495 Parrtjima wide 660p2495 Parrtjima lights on hill 660At Parrtjima four Arrernte custodians gave a big thumbs up to the festival for respecting their culture, and thanked organisers for speaking to all the right people. But keeping well away, apmereke-artweye Doris Stuart said the lights on the range disrespect it as a sacred site. KIERAN FINNANE reports.

 

UPDATE Oct 4: Elders speak about the payment they received.