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Laklak Burarrwanga Laklak Burarrwanga i(A136035 works by) (a.k.a. Lak Lak (Barbara) Burarrwanga)
Gender: Female
Heritage: Aboriginal ; Aboriginal Yolngu
(Storyteller) assertion
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Laklak Burarrwanga and her sisters are elders and caretakers for Bawaka Country in northeast Arnhem Land. Laklak is a Datiwuy Elder, Caretaker for Gumatj, and eldest sister. As a teacher in the community at Bawaka, she has spent decades sharing her knowledge with the children of her community. She also writes and translates books for the Yirrkala Community School.

Her father (Roy Marika) was involved in the Yirrkala bark petition which was the first time the government recognised Indigenous Law in Australia. (Welcome to my Country, 2013, p.75)

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y separately published work icon Welcome to My Country : Lakak Burarrwanga and Family Sydney : Allen and Unwin , 2013 6344501 2013 oral history biography children's (taught in 1 units)

'Laklak Burarrwanga and family invite you to their Country, centred on a beautiful beach in Arnhem Land. Its crystal waters are full of fish, turtle, crab and stingray, to hunt; the land behind has bush fruits, pandanus for weaving, wood for spears, all kinds of useful things. This country is also rich with meaning. 'We can go anywhere and see a river, hill, tree, rock telling a story.' Here too is Laklak's own history, from her long walk across Arnhem Land as a child to her people's fight for land rights and for a say in their children's schooling. She and her family stand tall, a proud and successful Indigenous community.'

Source: Bookseller's website

2014 honour book CBCA Book of the Year Awards Eve Pownall Award for Information Books
2014 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book Eve Pownall Award
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