Recognised as the nation’s premier forum for discussion of Indigenous affairs, the annual Garma Festival remains relatively unknown to the general public.
Aside from the political discussions, Garma celebrates the culture of the area’s traditional owners, the Yolngu people, and is popular with people from Sydney and Melbourne.
For many non-Indigenous people attending, Garma is an introduction to Indigenous Australia.
This year the festival is being held from July 31 to August 3.
Where is it?
The land on which the festival is held is one of the central points of the Yolngu world. Gulkula is where the ancestor Ganbulabula brought the yidaki (didgeridoo) into being among the Gumatj people – a clan of the Yolngu people.
Garma Festival 2015: What is it, where is it, who goes, and what should we expect this year? – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
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