We hope that our stories will be helpful to you. They may spark thoughts about your own skills and knowledge, your hopes and dreams for your children, and help you stand against any storms you may face."
“Tree of Life: Growing up Strong Children – Borroloola Way” is a collection of unearthed stories that was co-created with the women of Borroloola, a remote community in the Gulf of Carpentaria in Northern Territory. It shares their wisdom on parenting skills, knowledges, beliefs, and abilities to grow their children up strong, and the history of this wisdom from their family and community.
The stories were compiled by the Indi Kindi team during Tree of Life workshops, facilitated by Sudha Coutinho and Lucy Van Sambeek from Telling Story and supported by Artback NT. The women met during the time of COVID-19 when they were unable to go on Country to yarn together. Instead, they connected with the facilitators on the internet.
Telling Story supports individuals and communities to widen their lens and re-author their stories to find strength, resilience, and hope. Stories can be telling, and we can learn from how we listen to others and remember our own.
Telling Story facilitators are mental health professionals and sit alongside storytellers to listen, co-create and privilege preferred identity stories.
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