Garma is the largest and most vibrant celebration of Yolngu, the Aboriginal peoples of North-East Arnhem Land. The gathering brings indigenous and non-indigenous leaders in culture, business, academia and politics together in unity through knowledge sharing, storytelling, dance, music and visual art.
Activities include forums, musical performances, evening Bunggul dances, indigenous film program, and education and training programs relevant to cultural tourism, craft, governance and youth leadership. The purpose of the event is to preserve and maintain traditional knowledge, while fostering greater understanding between indigenous and non-indigenous Australians and developing economic opportunities for Yolngu people. It is presented by the Yothu Yindi Foundation. www.garma.com.au