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Welcome to the Indigenous Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) web resource – for people working, studying or interested in addressing the harms of alcohol use in pregnancy. Reducing FASD requires a shared responsibility for a healthy pregnancy - this includes family, community and society; there is an ongoing need to address the social and emotional, and economic factors that contribute greatly to the disproportionate harms that exist among Indigenous Australians.

We aim to provide a central collection of policies and strategies, publications, resources and training materials supporting prevention and management of FASD in Indigenous communities.

 
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About the artwork

Artist: Pauline Namijinpa Singleton

Skin name: Namijinpa

Jukurrpa: Jaganpa (Brush-tail Possum Dreaming) - Mawurrji

Story

Possum

Janganpa Jukurrpa (Common Brush-tail Possum Dreaming, Trichosurus vulpecula) travels all over Warlpiri country. This part of the story comes from a big hill called Mawurrji, west of Yuendumu and north of Pikilyi (Vaughan Springs). There is a Mulju (water soakage) there that was created by Janganpa ancestor. ln the painting the 'E' shaped figures represents the possum tracks. The concentric circles are the trees in which the possums live, and also the sites at Mawurrji. Warlpiri people have a young men's initiation ceremony with Janganpa Jukurrpa. The Dreaming belongs to Jakamarra/Jupurrula men and Nakamarra/Napurruia women.

 
Last updated: 18 September 2014
 
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