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Welcome to the workforce web resource – for people working or studying in the area of Indigenous alcohol and other drug use. This section of the Knowledge Centre aims to provide quality information both ‘about’ and ‘for’ the workforce. Workforce development, policies and strategies, and publications include information ‘about’ the workforce. Workforce welfare, courses, jobs, conferences and funding are ‘for’ the workforce.

 
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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 July 2014
 
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