Miliwanga Wurrben

Miliwanga Wurrben

(Rembarrnga – Australia)

Schedule :

Thursday, May 2nd
  • 9:00 – 12:00
Friday, May 3rd
  • 9.30 – 10.30
Saturday, May 4th
  • 16:00 – 16:30


Miliwanga Wurrben is a traditional Rembarrnga women from the Mirratja clan group, originally from the Central Arnhem region. Her skin group is Galijan of the Duwa moity. Miliwanga comes from a family line of traditional healers and is an advocate for sharing the importance of traditional Indigenous healing modalities and works as a Traditional Cultural Education Consultant. Miliwanga is a traditional artist, weaver, and healer. She has overcome adversity in her own life, and is a respected leader and Elder, and a recognised advocate for the rights of Indigenous People. Miliwanga works as a Cultural Advisor and language interpreter, facilitating Cultural Awareness workshops with medical students and health providers, educating on traditional bush medicine and traditional health therapies. Miliwanga co-facilitates weekly Yarning Circles and is Chair of Banatjarl Strongbala Women’s Association and a board member of Mimi Arts, Katherine, and uses her art work as a tool to share the wisdom of her ancient culture. Miliwanga travels widely, speaking on the importance of strong cultural identity, spiritual well-being and true reconciliation, and core cultural values. Miliwanga has facilitated workshops with Amnesty International and Oxfam on the United Nations Declarations of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

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