Yingwana: Water Clearance Ceremony

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Description Water clearance ceremony for Yidumduma Bill Harney's nephew Jonas Doctor. Filmed by Zephyr L'Green. Edited by Russ Hopkins. Produced by Paul Taylor. Yubulyawan Dreaming Project 2013. www.ydproject.com
Here Yidumduma talks to Jonas in Kriol and to the Ancestors in Wardaman Language asking permission to clear Jonas for entry to adulthood. This is part of initiation Law carried out at a sacred spring or waterhole where the Ancestors living under the water and in the surrounding trees and palms give clearance the young ones. Jonas must look at his shadow reflection in the water as the Elder wets his head.

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