Our Elders Are Kapululangu.
Kapululangu is Australia’s only Aboriginal women’s Law (ceremonial) and Culture (custom) organisation. The initiative of the Women Elders of Balgo, Mulan and Billiluna communities in south-east Kimberley. Each year during May and June Kapululangu runs a Women’s Law Camp and a Dreaming Track Trek. Participation is open to Aboriginal and Settler women. Book your place quickly as spaces are limited. Visit our website or facebook page to book!
Seven Sisters Dreaming Track Trip May 30 – Jun 6, 2018
Women’s Culture Learning Camp 2 Jun 20 – Jun 27, 2018
Aboriginal Women’s Law camp Kururrungku (Billiluna) July 18 – July 25, 2018
The Kapululangu Women’s Law and Culture Centre was established by Balgo Women Elders to assist them in fulfilling their obligations as the Senior Law Women (ceremonial bosses), healers, providers and protectors for their families and peoples.
Kapululangu’s Elders were born in the desert, and grew up and were trained in the Old Ways before the arrival of Kartiya/non-Indigenous people in their ancestral countries. This makes them custodians of an immense wealth of stories, skills and cultural knowledge. They want to share this wealth.
Kapululangu is a local Indigenous response to locally-identified problems using locally-initiated, culturally-based strategies. It was established by the Balgo Women Elders because they wanted to enjoy and to teach the cultural knowledge that was passed to them by their Old People and Ancestors.
The Elders believe that connectedness with Tjukurrpa (the Universal Life Force/Dreaming) through Ceremony, Country and Cultural Awakening is an imperative in any attempt to protect their families from the myriad social problems impacting their peoples, particularly their young ones.
Kapululangu’s vision is of a vibrant and cohesive community which honours its elders, protects its women and children, and empowers all its residents to live fulfilling and productive lives immersed in respect for self, kin, land and Tjukurrpa/Dreaming.