Traditional body paint: Indigenous Australia.

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Description The Aurukun Indigenous Knowledge Centres 'bio-cultural program' heads north of the community to collect ceremonial clay to be used for an upcoming reconciliation day event.

Wik Elders discuss the history of the well known 'Ikeleth' clay site, a spectacular wall of white and red ochres traditionally used (and still used today) for tribal/clan body painting.

This site provides on-going cultural and spiritual significane for Wik and Wik-Waya people. This film also celebrates the International Year of Indigenous Languages, an observance and action plan to conserve and strengthen languages such as Wik-Mungkan, a language that happens to be the strongest Indigenous language still spoken in Queensland.

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