In addition to Penangke’s comment, I would also like to …

Comment on ‘First authentic Indigenous light festival of its kind in the world’ by Why the Yeperenye?.

In addition to Penangke’s comment, I would also like to know what relevance the Yeperenye story has to the Mount Gillen Range, if that is where we are talking about?
That apwerte antherrtye (range) is associated with the actions of Gkngwelye (dog) and Utnerrengatye (emu bush grub) ancestors.
Very similar to the Emily / Jessie Gap Nature Park that has been renamed Yeperenye Nature Park, regardless of the fact the area is Utnerrengatye country, not Yeperenye.

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‘First authentic Indigenous light festival of its kind in the world’
Well said Penangke. How can this production proceed when they haven’t even got the right story? The process has no integrity.
There is also no point them saying they have approvals if the people they have spoken to have given them the wrong story too.
This undermines the Arrernte people of this area and the traditions associated with that particular range. May as well ditch the tokenistic name, “Parrtjima” too.

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Politicking or community: What to do about youth crime?
Aside from being Captain Obvious and continually talking about the social issues within Alice Springs, what policy or program upheaval do you propose, Jacinta, given your political aspirations?
How will they differ from what’s already been tried by past CLP/Labor Governments over the last, say 40 years?
How will you deal with Government bureaucracy and the remote engagement empire that ensures funding is soaked up before staff even have a chance to roll out programs?
How is your engagement with youth services providers, safe houses and Aboriginal men’s and women’s groups going? Are you talking to the men and women at the prison or rehabilitation facilities to increase your understanding of why they’re ending up there?
This community knows you don’t spend any time digesting the thoughts and views of the people you apparently talk for.
Everyone sees the opportunistic photo or name drop on Facebook in an effort to keep the east coast assured you actually enjoy and maintain community relationships.
People of this region see the BS a mile away – even your most loyal Golf Course dwelling supporters are starting to smell a rat.
Aside from your purely anecdotal experiences, how will you lead us to the promise land, which is literally what you have built your notoriety upon?
First Bess, now Jacinta (with the dad cutting the oranges and mixing hate-orade) have yet to deliver anything other than festering the decades of rage already fed-up community members have towards these social problems.
Meanwhile, the real people (both Indigenous and non) are busting their guts trying to find solutions on the front line of these issues receiving little, if any, fanfare and having to beg government for on-going funding.
If you want to support a cause that will help make this community a better place, lobby Government to get behind some of these initiatives and ditch their political crap for long-term bipartisan, properly funded initiatives.

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@ Peter
Nothing like some pub-talk anecdotal claims to refute climate change as some big conspiracy, eh?
Forget the decades of research compiled by climate and environment experts, scientists, marine biologists; let’s just listen to climate change deniers with all their applied experience and expertise in the field (not*) and slag off at all the ‘lefties’ while we’re at it, hey?

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One has to wonder what forces are at play that are completely fumbling and derailing the national art gallery opportunity and pushing for the build south of town due to non-existent cultural reasons?
Support was given by a large group at a meeting at Anzac Oval earlier this year headed by TOs for the gallery to be built in town. Then next week there was a change of mind?
If I was running a business in town that could benefit from a large-scale project like this, I’d be wanting to know what happened!

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The story heading should be: “Cattle land development is a mono-industry, reliant on huge amounts of water per beast, introduced noxious weeds for feed, land locks massive portions of country for the economic benefit of a few, eliminates potential for other industry development, ruins plants and species biodiversity, increases drought conditions, destroys country” etc etc…

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The Town Council lacks leadership? Someone get Jacinta [Price] on the phone to steady this sinking ship!
There is no cultural need for the gallery / museum to be built south of The Gap, other than motivations by a couple of people at the helm to utilise the DKA/ILUA site.
If there were cultural reasons couldn’t the same premise be used for say, the CLC offices, town library the old IAD, Araluen / Strehlow Centre etc, etc?

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