Sunday, 9 January 2011

Desert Women's Business @ Umutja 25 to 29 March 2011 #Aboriginal #Indigenous #Spirituality #Desert #Women

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INVITATION TO 
DESERT WOMEN'S BUSINESS UMUTJA

25-29 March 2011

Nellie Patterson and the Pitjantjatjara elders 
in Central Australia 
invite you to share in Women's Business 
at a very sacred healing area 
approximately 150 kms from Uluru
(This is a long drive on a desert track).



Cost:    $1500.00
Pickup:  The Outback Pioneer Motel, Yulara.  Tel:  (08) 8957 7888
Deposit:   $500 by 31st January, 2011  
Balance:  $1000 by 28th February, 2011

SORRY NO REFUNDS AFTER 28th FEBRUARY
 Fee covers transport to and from Yulara 
(also there is a free shuttle bus from Yulara Airport to the Outback Pioneer), 
all meals, swag and cultural fees.
  
DETAILS:

We are travelling to very powerful land and we are asked to come with deep respect for the law and culture of this area bringing only an open attitude and willingness to be guided by the elders.
  • We meet at the Outback Pioneer at around 12 noon on 25 March. Please be ready to load up into the Troopies by then so that we can reach our destination early. We will return to the Yulara Ceremonial site as usual for rest and integration of our experience at Umutja and then return to the Outback Pioneer around Noon on 29 March but earlier times can be arranged for flights if necessary.
  • We travel in 4x4 Troopies. Space is very limited so luggage must be kept to an absolute minimum (additional items for before and after the event can be stored at the Outback)
  • You will need to bring 10 litres water for personal use - can be purchased at Yulara when you arrive.
  • We provide swags but please let us know if you are bringing your own so that we do not double up.

WHAT TO BRING:

  • warm sleeping bag, small pillow and sheet
  • large tarp for over and under swag  approx 3 metre x 4 metre
  • soft bag for clothes etc - keep it very small for transport
  • water and drinking bottle
  • torch – headlights are easier and best
  • black skirt, knee length or longer. You will spend most of your time in this and will need very little additional clothing for the site other than some warm covering clothes for the evenings and early mornings and maybe socks and beanie for bed if nights get cool.  A sarong or two comes in handy too.
  • wipes like wet-ones, for washing
  • toilet paper and small trowel
  • zip lock bags for your own rubbish (incl. used toilet paper!!)
  • small towel
  • sunscreen and hat
  • insect repellent
  • Gastrolyte or other electrolyte drink
  • additional food for snacking on if you need it.  MEALS ARE SIMPLE, VEGETARIAN, AND NUTRICIOUS.  (Let us know if you have special dietary needs and we will see what we can do, e.g. gluten free).
  • willingness to assist in the kitchen for preparation & clean-up at meal times (a roster will be available for you to sign up on)
  • willingness to assist with serving our Aboriginal sisters at meal times.
  • we are asked not to bring any recreational drugs, alcohol, drums and other instruments, jewellery, healing items like crystals, etc. as they interfere with the way the women work with the land in ceremony.  Photography is not allowed and we are asked to keep our writing, artwork for later. 
  • it is important for you to know that you will be responsible for yourself and your experience at this event as it is not covered by insurance.


ADDITIONAL ITEMS AS GIVE-AWAYS IF YOU WANT:

  • the ladies love and need black skirts - mostly large size
  • wool - red, white, black and yellow
  • white feathers
  • paints, brushes
  • canvas

Please email Lorraine at lorrainemoses1(at)bigpond(dot)com to book, also for more information.

Please send deposit or full fee to:
 St George Bank
Account Name:  Lorraine Moses
BSB:                112-879
Acct No.          473807023

Or:  Mail a cheque/money order to:
Lorraine Moses
PO Box 88,
Alice Springs NT 0871

VERY IMPORTANT 
PLEASE BE SURE TO ADD YOUR NAME WITH YOUR DEPOSIT 
AND LET ME KNOW BY EMAIL WHEN YOU DO THAT, 
OTHERWISE IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO TELL 
WHO HAS PAID WHAT -  MAMMOTH TASK! 
THANKS.

Please feel free to phone me if you have any questions 0428 406009.

Love and blessings,  Lorraine





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