Meaning ‘Us Talking’ in Noongar, Ngaluk Waangkiny is a landmark, multi-media storytelling project designed to honour and preserve the legacy of Elders.
Ten respected Elders from Boorloo (Perth) have collaborated with CAN to share their life journeys as part of this legacy project. Their stories are poignant, powerful and at times heartbreaking and harrowing - but they have been laid bare so that future generations are aware of Australia’s often hidden black history.
This project is creating a legacy for our Elder’s families, for our state and for our country.
Ni! means listen podcast
In this podcast series we explore the lives and experiences of Noongar Elders living in Boorloo (Perth).
Hosted by Noongar performer and story teller, Phil Walleystack, their stories reveal powerful and at times heartbreaking accounts of what it was like growing up Aboriginal in Australia, treated like outsiders and second class citizens on their own land.
Listen to our Elders as they share another layer of history – one that has always been there, just kept in the shadows.
Ni! means listen was produced by Community Arts Network in partnership with the City of Perth and with support from the ABC.
Ngaluk Waangkiny - Stories of Resilience
This book is dedicated to the ten courageous, wise and trailblazing Elders who generously shared their life’s journey during this storytelling project.
Their triumphs over adversity, tireless fight for human rights and constant advocacy for respect and recognition leaves a powerful and lasting legacy.
We pay our respects to the Elders who passed during the making of this book and we thank them for gifting their stories so future generations can learn from them, heal and move forward.
This book shares images and vignettes of each of their lives. It serves to complement a series of in-depth podcast interviews featuring each Elder, and a short film documenting their reconciliation journey with the City of Perth.
Their stories, in their words – their legacy.
Always was. Always will be. Aboriginal land
Ngaluk Waangkiny Documentary
Ngaluk Waangkiny follows the journey of a courageous group of Aboriginal Elders living on Whadjuk Noongar boodja as they fight for respect, recognition and acknowledgement from the City of Perth.
Once banned from the city streets, these Elders now have a seat at the Council table and are making decisions that are quite literally changing the face of Boorloo - Perth.
Co-written and directed by award-winning filmmaker Poppy van Oorde-Grainger and acclaimed Noongar artist Ian Wilkes, this short film is rich with archival vision, personal histories and moments of profound change.