A Yolŋu worldview

Dr R. Marika explains how the Yolŋu people of northeast Arnhemland have their own way of understanding their world...

In the Yolŋu worldview there are two moieties. One is Yirritja and the other one is Dhuwa. They are two halves of one whole. So everything in the world is holistic. The knowledge and the worldview is all interconnected. Like art is connected through to songs, the songs are connected to the people and the people is, their connection is through song lines, stories, from stories to art, art to country and land - through clans, through totems - everything in our world is linked.
Dr R. Marika


Further reading: Full transcript of the interview with Dr R. Marika