Kungka camp connects at Uluru

The kunga camp is a way for the community to bond and is an important part of Tjukurpa

The kungka (girls) camp is a way for the community to bond and is an important part of Tjukurpa

Junior Rangers from Nyangatjatjara College have returned from a kungka (girls) camp where we all enjoyed swagging out under the stars and sharing in some fun activities.Students, traditional owners, park and college staff spent time together digging up maku (witchetty grubs) which were roasted on a fire and enjoyed by all. We then learned how to make manguri (woven donut- sized rings used to balance carrying bowls on the head) which were tested out in a billy can race.

After a barbecue dinner the junior rangers performed inma (traditional ceremonial song and dance) around the campfire with the help of the senior women. Spending time together like this is a positive community experience and an important part of Tjukurpa,  handing down skills, stories and knowledge from generation to generation.

Vanessa, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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