Kungkarangkalpa (Seven Sisters)
"The Seven Sisters story has always been important for Aṉangu women and it is more important today than ever before. It is a story that celebrates women’s leadership. I am proud of my leadership role. This is very serious work. I work as a director for APY (Aṉangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara) Council and for NPY (Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara) Women’s Council. I am one of the founding directors of the APY Art Centre Collective.
This is the oldest sister, and her leadership guided the other sister away from the dangers of the world. The oldest sister made sure that the seven sisters stayed together and that no one was left behind. The oldest sister protected everyone and made sure all the women were safe. This was the oldest sister’s story and it is the story of all Aboriginal women leaders in Australia today.
This is the power of women leaders. We can make all the women coming behind us fly."
- Nyunmiti Burton
Pitjantjatjara people, South Australia
APY Art Centre Collective