Yothu Yindi Foundation brings you the

Garma Key Forum for 2020

As we experience the fatigue of the pandemic, its feels only natural that Garma would seize the opportunity to reconvene the North with the South. For you we've built an online portal taking you from NE Arnhem Land in one day to Melbourne the next. Please enjoy these speeches, bought to you in collaboration with our sponsors at The University of Melbourne.

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Two Decades of Garma Footprints

Bunggul Videos

Bunggul (traditional dance) takes places each evening at Garma, around sunset (Djapana).  Guests are called to the ceremonial dance grounds through the reverberation of the yidaki, calling all to gather together as one community.  Given there are so many activities throughout the day, the bunggul is for the purpose of winding down, and enjoying the end to your day with families and friends nearby.  The stories handed down through the bunggul have been sung for the past 60,000 years.  We’d like to share with you some of the special times we’ve had in gathering clan groups together to perform ancient forms of expression that provide meaning to we Yolngu people, and our deep history imbedded in the flora and fauna of NE Arnhem Land.

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A Word from our Local Members

Candidates for the 2020 Electoral division of Nhulunbuy

Mr Yingiya (Mark) Guyula
Lynne Walker


“In my role, I attend many festivals and policy forums, but in my view, few have had the impact on our social and political landscape as Garma”

Krissie Jones Executive GM, Retail, NAB

“It was a real privilege to be on the Gumatj land, hearing directly from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from around the country – about their history, culture and the things that matter to them. Coupling formal presentations and panels with cultural experiences like the daily Bunggul made for a really powerful mix.”

Scott McDermott, EnergyAustralia

“It is difficult to articulate the immersive atmosphere and energy present at Garma. There is a pervasive feeling that the interactions unfolding around you are both important and necessary. It is as if you are at the epicentre of a movement that has the power to exert social, economic and political change Australia wide.”

Phoebe Ulrick, Trinity College

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