This could be a great thing for our community but …

Comment on Alice Festival of Light coming out of the dark by Hmmmmm.

This could be a great thing for our community but no unfortunately it is not for our community it’s a show for interstate overseas tourists.
Someone in Darwin has contracted someone in Sydney to make a cultural festival about their version of the culture of Alice Springs. The culture of Alice Springs belongs to the people of Alice Springs.
Local artists and cultural people black and white should have a huge involvement from the start in all aspects of the planning design and execution of this event.
No, our culture is to be defined and imposed on us by outsiders. No Respect.

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Alice Festival of Light coming out of the dark
Apmereke-artweye would question the rights of Lhere Artepe to talk for country. Many at Lhere Artepe have a tenuous connection to Mparntwe. I believe they are meant to discuss matters, advise perhaps, but the final say must be with the apmereke-artweye.
I’ve seen the CEO chase apmereke-artweye out of their foyer when they were just using the space to get out of the heat to make a phone call on a private phone. No respect.
I’ve seen the minister laughing at the dysfunction at Lhere Artepe, knowing that this dysfunction serves the aims of government and developers to damage sites and our precious cultural heritage.


Alice Festival of Light coming out of the dark
Kwetungurle means its your mother’s father’s country. Doesn’t matter where you were born. It means your mother was ampereke-artweye her fathers fathers country. You need to be the right skin for this country, mparntwe and be descended from the original mparntwe-arenye families. There are not very many people with the right to call themselves ampereke-artweye or kwetungurle. This light show mob didn’t consult or didn’t consult with respect.


Alice Festival of Light coming out of the dark
So Jacinta has the job of liaising with local Arrernte people and uses the words of the late Mr Rubuntja’s out of context to justify the show.
Mr Rubuntja wasn’t a mparntwe-arenye person but of course very respected and knowledgeable.
Seems that if he was still alive Jacinta would think he was worth consulting with.
There is another man also very knowledgeable and respected, Mr Rubuntja’s son, has she consulted with him? I think not. Perhaps because he is alive he might be able to disagree with her.


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