Iwenhe Tyerrtye: What it Means to be an Aboriginal Person
1 Jan 2010
Margaret Kemarre Turner
Written from the heart of Australia's central deserts by a respected Arrernte elder, this account explains the Australian Aboriginal approach to kinship in personal and poetic terms. Revealing a sophisticated and robust culture deeply connected to its native land, this book describes the far-reaching and penetrating organization of every respectful relationship-such as those between family members, amongst the society as a whole, and with regard to the denizen plants and animals. Through story-telling, the aboriginal community as well as non-Indigenous peoples will come to appreciate this fascinating culture.