Indi Kindi launches Tree of Life book

Tree of Life - Indi Kindi

Congratulations to the Indi Kindi team on the launch of the book “Tree of Life: Growing Up Strong Children – Borroloola Way”. Read the book here.

Launched at the Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education for National NAIDOC Week, the book is a collection of unearthed stories that was co-created with the women of Borroloola about their parenting skills, knowledges, beliefs, and abilities to grow their children up strong, and the history of these in their family and community.

The stories were compiled by the Indi Kindi team during the Tree of Life workshops facilitated by Sudha Coutinho, Telling Story and Artback NT.

The women met during the time of COVID-19 when they were unable to go on Country to yarn together. Instead, they connected with the facilitators on the internet.

The book’s art and design were done by Balarinji.

Moriarty Foundation has a strong connection to Borroloola, a remote community in the Gulf of Carpentaria in the Northern Territory. Our Co-Founder John Moriarty was born in Borroloola, before he was taken away at four years old under the Government’s assimilationist policies of the Stolen Generations. It was not until another 15 years later that John would have the wherewithal to return to the Gulf, to be reunited with family, culture and country.

Borroloola is also where we established the pilot programs of Indi Kindi and John Moriarty Football in 2012 at the request of senior Aboriginal Law women who wanted to see their grandchildren educated.

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