Wanta Jampijinpa

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Steven Wanta Jampijinpa Pawu-Kurlpurlurnu Patrick is a Warlpiri elder from Lajamanu in the Tanami Desert. He is an experienced educator and cross-media artist who has worked on numerous programs for the Northern Territory Department of Education, the North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency, and most notably, the Warlpiri Youth Development Aboriginal Corporation’s acclaimed Mt Theo Program.

Wanta collaborates with Tracks Dance Company as Creative Director of the Milpirri Festival at Lajamanu, which has re-envisioned the teaching of Warlpiri law for today’s contemporary intercultural contexts. He joined the ANU School of Music in 2012 to work on his current ARC Discovery Indigenous project with Associate Professors Aaron Corn and Stephen Wild.