Yolngu women keening songspirals: nourishing and sharing people-as-place

Project: Research

Project Details


This project aims to extend a close collaborative relationship with Yolngu co-researchers to nourish and, where appropriate, share Indigenous and Country-led understandings of women’s keening of songspirals. The project’s unique spiral-based framework intends to extend ideas of songlines to generate new knowledge which centres Yolngu women’s conceptions of place and time. Intended outcomes are Indigenous and non-Indigenous intergenerational and intercultural applied learnings. This should provide the benefit of ensuring keening of songspirals is not lost, helping to fulfil songspirals' potential to enrich and awaken Country, and support deep, healthy relationships between people and place in the context of disruptive environmental change.
Effective start/end date7/02/1931/12/21