Trudy Inkamala

Trudy Inkamala is a senior Western Arrernte Elder, traditional landowner, inspiring story-teller, mother, grandmother, needlework artist and great friend of HAR founder, Margaret James. These ‘2 Nanas’, as they refer to themselves, have yarned and worked together since the early beginnings of the HARs and continue to do so, with exciting plans for new publications in 2019 in the pipeline! Both share a passion for teaching young children print literacy and Trudy is particularly keen to pass on her language and culture to the next generations through her gift for animated story-telling, her knowledge of several traditional languages (as well as Aboriginal English), and her love and knowledge of the environment. Trudy shared her stories with Margaret James so that they could be used to help Aboriginal children across Australia to learn to read. Trudy hopes that the HARs will also help to preserve some of her stories for future generations.

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