ARABUNNA SPIRIT JOURNEY
Length of Tour: 8 Days / 7 Nights
Tour Dates: 2013 dates to be advised
Departure Months: July 2013
AUD$1,695.00 per person
Does not include:
- Touring and all meals with Marree Arabunna Peoples Committee Incorporated from 8am Sunday until return to Adelaide on Saturday
- 1 nights CWA accommodation in Adelaide
- Tandanya entry fee
- Airfares to and from Adelaide
- Meals in Adelaide
The Marree-Arabunna people have a spiritual life that permeates all. On this occasion, they have agreed to take LAMP (Lawyers for Arabunna Marree People) travellers and their friends through their county and explain the spiritual meaning of their country and the spirituality, history and culture of their People, a history continuous in Australia since antiquity. This is truly a unique opportunity.
One of the most impressive aspects of the Arabunna is their generosity of spirit and ready exchanges of wisdom, laughter and music. We will learn about traditional ways, spiritual elements as well as local history and the impact of mining on deeply important places and spiritual practices.
We travel the Oodnadatta Track, exploring the ancient natural wonders of the Lake Eyre Basin, sample bush tucker and discover bush medicine and other desert resources. We may be taken to sacred sites, ancient bushwalks, shown traditional practices and given stories from the Dreaming. At Finniss Springs Mission participants will have an opportunity to share the personal stories of people who grew up on the mission. Around the campfire we experience the power of oral tradition.
We find that every tour turns into a profound experience for each participant. Many describe this as spiritual. Law is part of culture. It services humanity and connects with human philosophical, moral, ethical and religious life. Connection with Arabunna spirituality for some is like connecting with Australias own Adam and Eve story. The Victorian Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities now provides rights for Aboriginal people to maintain their religion, language and distinctive essential relationship with the land, waters and other resources to which they have a connection under traditional laws and customs. This trip provides a never-to-be-repeated opportunity to understand, and experience, what those rights protect.
Please Note: We reserve the right to amend this program as we deem necessary due to weather, seasonal road conditions, logistics, or for Aboriginal cultural reasons or commitments. Roads may be cut suddenly and access to some places may become impossible at short notice.
Please Note: Due to the adventurous nature of these trips, unpredictable weather / road conditions and long travel times, we strongly recommend travellers take out Travel Insurance including Cancellation Cover.
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