Mimili Indigenous Community

Category: People
Sub Category:Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
State/Country:South Australia, Australia
Mimili Community is located 380 km south of Alice Springs.
URL: http://www.waru.org/communities/mimili/
Summary Information:
The Mimili Indigenous Community is located on Pitjantjatjara lands in the north-west of South Australia, around the former cattle station Everard Park. According to their community website, they are predominately an Anangu community whose land was returned to them in 1972. The community is surrounded by the 'very striking, rocky Everard Ranges...Mimili is a very special place as it is the site of the maku or witchetty grub dreaming. It is the symbol of the maku that is taken as the school emblem. The dreaming is very important to Anangu and is taught through story and dance. Community members have kinship ties over a large area of Central Australia. These ties cover three groups within Northern Territory, Western Australia and South Australia. These are the Pitjantjatjara, Ngaanyatjarra, and Yankunytjatjara peoples. Many people have ownership status to specific areas of land in the region around Mimili.' (Waru).

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  • Mimili 'Mimili Pool' Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA) - Signatory
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  • Organisation
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