Wirritjin ~ Spirit knows no colour

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Raised by 11 people in 1 month
Louise Clarke  Kingscote, SA
(WARNING: To Peoples of Australia Original and Torres Strait Islander decent- this article quotes, mentions and contains images of an deceased Australian Original person)

The Ramindjeri tribe of South Australia need your help.

There is a beautiful vision of unity unfolding from a sacred fire on Karta, Kangaroo Island.  The vision is 'Wirritjin', which means in the Ramindjeri language.. "Black Fella & White Fella Dreaming Together".

Or...  Spirit knows no colour.

Wirritjin is the legacy of the great spiritual warrior Karno Walker who worked tirelessly throughout his life educating young and old alike about the old customs and toward uniting the tribes.

The ancestral land of the Ramindjeri People is under threat, since the passing of Karno, of being reclaimed by the Indigenous Land Corporation (ILC).  That we may carry the beauty of this tribe for posterity on the Island sacred to their people, that we may secure the land and build a cultural centre for education there.  That is what this campaign is for.  To carry the vision of Karnigi Ramindjeri into the future that his legacy of peace will live on.

Sadly, Karno Walker left us in November 2015, but his wife, Christine, with the support of other Elders of the tribe,  are trying to keep the property secure and the vision of Wirritjin alive.

In his own words, Karno Walker shares his vision for Wulde Waiirri and speaks about Wirritjin, in this NITV production.

http://www.sbs.com.au/nitv/video/353162307538/Custodians-S1-Ep13-Ramindjeri-Kangaroo-Island

In Australia each story is a songline.  A spirited essence of connection and a means of navigation along your path of life.


This is our story.  The story of the Ramindjeri people of Kangaroo Island, the extroardinary vision of their Elder, Karno Walker, and their hope that his legacy will live on.

The significance of Karta - Kangaroo Island to the Ramindjeri Tribe


The Ramindjeri belief is that the spirit of all departed persons followed Ngurunderi to 'Karta'.  Ngurunderi is a great ancestral Dreaming 'hero', law giver and shaper of the landscape.

Before Ngurunderi entered the spirit world he told the Ramindjeri that the spirits of their deceased would always follow along his track to Kangaroo Island, that they would stay on the island for a period in the bodies of seals, and eventually, after cleansing themselves in the western waters as he had done, would go up to 'Wairri' the Milky Way and reside there with him and other star spirits of "Nepelle", "Wyungare" and the 'Seven Sisters': ("Mungungee").

Kangaroo Island is thus the legendary Gateway to Star Heaven.  "Waiirri".

Wulde Waiirri Murray Lagoon Sanctury - The Property of the Ramindjeri Sacred Fire



1.  This campaign is to secure the property called Wulde Waiirri (Eagle Heaven) on Kangaroo Island as Meeting Place and Cultural Centre of the Ramindjeri People, as a place to share the Ramindjeri cultural beliefs and practices with visitors, hold ceremony and to keep the sacred fire burning.  In Ramindjeri Lore, Kangaroo Island (Karta, as they call it, is the Gateway to Star Heaven, a sacred space of ceremonial transcendance for all tribes to the afterlife).

Here is a link to our website :
http://www.wulde-waiirri.com.au

2.   We wish to share the Ramindjeri vision of Wirritjin - our contribution to the rising tide of global unity consciousness in the world.

3.   To ensure that the Ramindjeri culture and stories are passed onto the next generation for posterity.

4.  To educate and  empower local Ramindjeri youths in sharing the Ramindjeri legacy with the world as tour guides and Ramindjeri martial arts practitioners.

5.  Set up a volunteer programme for those moved to support the various aspects of this cause and get directly involved in the projects of building, managing the property, cultural centre and coffee shop, growing food gardens, coordinating tours and ceremonies, etc

6.  Create a harmonious space from which we can grow, cultrually, spiritually and organically with our brothers and sisters from around the world, making our space available to guests in ceremonies of peace and transmuting all disconnection in the Sacred Fire.

7.  Build an amenities site for visitors and volunteers.

8.  Build a Community Centre
     ~ To display the Sacred Stones
     ~ Cultural education centre
     ~ Ramindjeri Martial Arts Centre
     ~ Observatory for Story time
     ~ Coffee Shop
     ~ Art Gallery - to display the magnificent Ainsley Roberts paintings of the Ramindjeri Story

There is an urgency to getting this funding in motion to build the cultural centre because since Karno's passing, the ILC (Indigenous Land Corporation) wants to revoke the Ramindjeri's rights to the land.



The Sacred Stones of Ramindjeri Country

Here is a fascinating mystery about an array of marked rocks that have been found over the course of the last 2 years in South Australia that depict several very ancient scripts and markings.  Steven and Evan Strong have been relentlessly researching these strange stones and have been in strong support of the Ramindjeri tribe for years.  Karno advised Steven about the Ramindjeri stories regarding their origins in relation to the stones and where they were found.  

Steven and Evan Strong have written several books to do with these stones and the Out of Australia Theory.

http://forgottenorigin.com/from-the-beginning-article-by-steven-evan-strong-with-karno-walker-ramindjeri-spokesperson



Who we are


Karno Walker - (Karnigi Ramindjeri - which means Holy Warrior walking between 2 Worlds)

~ Southern Sovereign Whale Lore / Law Man
~ Spokesperson for Ramindjeri Tribe & creator of the Ramindjeri Heritage Association
~ Story Teller and Spiritual Guide of the Ramindjeri People
~ Creator of the Wulde Waiirri Murray Lagoon Sanctury with Christine Walker and Unbalara, his Elder and Aunt.
~ South Australia Delegate of APG (Aboriginal      Provisional Government
~ Chairperson for Black Deaths in Custody
~ Head of Ramindjeri Martial Arts
~ Director of the South Australia Security Team - Karno protected his peoples's relics at the Australia Museum & Art Gallery

http://www.sbs.com.au/yourlanguage/aboriginal/en/content/mum-mo-wee-gathering-tribes

Here, Karno speaks about Wirritjin and the healing of our communities as the purpose of the MUM-O-WEE - Gathering of the tribes, in November 2015

Cultural ambassador Karno Walker, invited people to join in Mum:mo:wee (gathering of the tribes).

A four day celebration of customs and healing, a responsibility Karno Walker says is important to teach the world's people.

The ceremony was focused around a sacred fire and arbor, and involved sharing and awakening of culture, stories and music.

Karno Walker spoke to Kirstyn Lindsay in the lead up to last weekend's ceremony (25 October) and he said for people to learn, the gathering had to be alcohol and drug free.



Christine Walker - Karno's wife of 26 years

HHere ~Christine spent the last 34 years with Karno Walker, and was an integral part of the Dreaming of Wirritjin, the vision of the Wulde Waiirri Murray Lagoon Sanctury of Kangaroo Island and the planning of the Ramindjeri Cultural Centre.
~ Ramindjeri Council monitoring Ancestral Lands
~ Documents men's and women's ceremonial sites.

Unbulara - Vivienne Greenshields


~ Elder of Ramindjeri Tribe
~ Karno's Walker's Aunty
~ Chair of Ramindjeri Heritage Association


Steven Strong



~ Keeper of the Stones and Karno's dear and entrusted friend.
~ His main brief is to prove through scientific fact that which the Elders insist is true. He and his son Evan have assembled facts about archaeological finds, and also early contact accounts, genetics, Serpent myths, Dreaming stories, Amerindian myths, parallels in religious texts, etc into one coherent theory.

http://forgottenorigin.com/divide-and-conquer-the-fate-of-karta-kangaroo-island

http://forgottenorigin.com

The Revival of Australia's Stonehenge 

Published on Oct 24, 2013

A few members of Ancient-Origins joined Steven Strong, author and researcher of Australian sacred sites, on a two-day investigation of a sacred Aboriginal site upon which an ancient stone arrangement once stood. The rock formation has been described as 'Australia's Stonehenge' for its immense significance. In 1939, the site was extensively documented, including the position of all 181 standing stones, as well as symbols and carvings on the stones. However, in the 1940s the Australian government threatened to confiscate the land where the stone arrangement stood, so the private landowners, fearing the loss of their land, bulldozed the ancient rock formation destroying virtually all traces of it.

For 63 years, it was feared the site was lost. However, the location of the site and the remnants of the stone arrangement have now been found, and now work is underway for its revival, so the knowledge, history and significance of this site can be shared under the banner of Wirritjin - "Black Fella White Fella Dreaming".
We joined a group of Aboriginal Elders, Steve Strong, and a research team in documenting the rediscovered site, with the hope that the wrongs of the past can be corrected so we can look to the future with hope.

Our website: www.Ancient-Origins.net
Our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ancientorigi...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iPNegFjJHo


More about Karno Walker


Unity:  Karno Walker of Kangaroo Island presented Chief of Army, Lieutenant General David Morrison AO, with a traditional warrior's cloak made of kangaroo skin at Kent Reserve in August 2014.  The gift formed part of a celebration of Karno's great uncle, Private Arthur Thomas Walker, a Goolwa Aboriginal who fought in World War 1.

http://www.victorharbortimes.com.au/story/2462722/goolwas-ramindjeri-war-hero-remembered-at-victor-harbor/

"Karta Kunga.  
Bless those who listen."
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Karno Walker speaks about Wirritjin ~ Black Fella - White Fella Dreaming together.
Karno Walker speaks about Wirritjin
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Wirritjin - Black Fella - White Fella Dreaming together.

Karno Walker speaks on a new dreaming that his tribe, the Ramindjeri, believe is the new dispensation, the new way, that is for now.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlfVo75moWg
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Save the Ramindjeri Cultural Centre
by Steve Strong of Forgotten Origin.

http://forgottenorigin.com/its-time-the-fate-of-the-ramindjeri
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Cultural ambassador Karno Walker, invited people to join in Mum:mo:wee (gathering of the tribes).

A four day celebration of customs and healing, a responsibility Karno Walker says is important to teach the world's people.

The ceremony was focused around a sacred fire and arbor, and involved sharing and awakening of culture, stories and music.

Karno Walker spoke to Kirstyn Lindsay in the lead up to last weekend's ceremony (25 October) and he said for people to learn, the gathering had to be alcohol and drug free.

Cultural ambassador Karno Walker, invited people to join in Mum:mo:wee (gathering of the tribes).

A four day celebration of customs and healing, a responsibility Karno Walker says is important to teach the world's people.

The ceremony was focused around a sacred fire and arbor, and involved sharing and awakening of culture, stories and music.

Karno Walker spoke to Kirstyn Lindsay in the lead up to last weekend's ceremony (25 October) and he said for people to learn, the gathering had to be alcohol and drug free.

http://www.sbs.com.au/yourlanguage/aboriginal/en/content/mum-mo-wee-gathering-tribes
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$1,300 of $100k goal

Raised by 11 people in 1 month
Created March 20, 2017
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I wish it was more but for now, I know every little bit helps. Bless you all in this journey x

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