The CD's/DVD's that we have been working on over the past two years up until now have arrived!! To Celebrate We're holding a celebration / BBQ and Screening on our massive inflatable Drive in cinema screen in Tennant Creek on Thursday the 7th Of March at Purkiss Reserve. If your around please come along and get a free CD / DVD. If your not we will also be holding community Launches in; Alpurrurulam, Ali Curung, Epenarra, Utopia, Ampilatawatja and Elliott. Also if you still can't make those launches, place a shout out through our facebook page;
and send us a message with your postal address and we'll post one out to you for free
This photo was taken as part of the January holiday program, where the kids put on a lantern parade for the community.
Welcome to the Lake Nash youth Program, brought to you by CAYLUS and the Barkley shire council of the Northern Territory.
This website is for people to connect, enjoy and check out the work of the young people of Lake Nash N.T, the young people in Lake Nash have been working on; music, film, lanterns, bush trips and basketball comps, disco and movie nights in the January holiday and for two months until May and the June / July holiday period.
This website is to tell the stories of the Lake Nash community through stories through music, word, pictures and film, to connect to other communities in Australia and world wide.
Please check out the Lake Nash Music room which is where you can all kick back and listen to the fresh songs that have been created out here in Lake Nash. The movie room is also there for you to go to and see the community in action.
Or check out the photo gallery to see some workshops in action!
We have just finished the music room for Alpurrurulam. With new recording gear and band gear the music room is ready to get recording! This is a very exciting opportunity for the community to engage in a safe and fun activity, and with three imacs and four more on the way with an apple tv connected to that lcd screen, with the ipad 2's, people can come and stream the movies and the music that is created to the TV!
In October 2012 Desert Pea Media came to stay in Alpurrurulam for four weeks creating and recording songs and film clips for a DVD / CD compilation that we will be realeasing as apart of the Binge Drinking Program. It's titled "Binge Thinking not drinking" and features 9 film clips and 12 songs that have created over the duration of the program, some which have been showcased here.
This clip is "Children of the Sun" and is a beautiful piece showcasing some of the beautiful country around Alpurrulam and its people.
This is the Yawada crew singing "We're not leaving. This is about how the old people of Alpurrurulam fought for their rights to stay where they wanted to live.
This is the song "since the dreaming" which will be included on the DVD / CD compilation that will be out by the end of December.
Congratulations to Richard and his Hip Hop crew for winning the youth week comp, they took out their division and won a laptop to the value of $1500. The Macintosh laptop will stay in the rec hall for the fellas to learn how to make music on it. It's a credit to the fellas for winning the laptop, well done fellas!!
Here is a link to the competition, and their entry.
below that is the song or you can also hear the song and view its lyrics from the music page
Hunting is an every day occurrence here in Lake Nash. It is part and parcel of the lifestyle that is led out here in Central Australia. Goanna's have been apart of the staple food group of the people out here for thousands of years, along with kangaroo, and emu, and witchidi grubs it is one of the traditional foods still eaten today. Below are some photos of a hunting trip with some young men.
Look at the video page to see a video of these guys catching the goanna. (and cooking it)
This was taken while going on a hunting trip with ten young men from the Alpurrurulum community. It was a good day and i nice big feed at the end of it.
On the week end of the 16th and 17th of April, 2010, twenty two young men from the community went out to play their second game of the season. They all stayed at the "Sunset tops" caravan park in Mt Isa, thanks to the Government Business Manager, Royston Prasad and were helped by CAYLUS youth worker Sean Spencer by driving a troop carrier with ten fellas. This is the first time the football team has stayed in accommodation. Usually they make their own way, 250km's most of that on a treacherous dirt road driving in two wheel drive cars, sometimes the two and a half hour trip would take them at least six hours to get from the community in to town, and they would camp 63 k's out of town, sharing scarce blankets with their team mates and eating nothing but bush tucker, food found from the bush such as goannas, kangaroos, bush turkey. They would play their 80 minute game of football on the Saturday and then drive back to the community after the game and get home sometimes until 2 or 3 am Sunday morning. The football team has been going into Mt Isa for the league for about twenty years. Now that the young fellas have made up a young team called the "young Guns" they are trying to make a change from the struggles that the previous teams have gone through.
The first game the Young Guns played against the Buffalo's on Saturday the 10th of April they lost the game by twenty four points and on Saturday the 17th they played against the rovers and lost the game by about 30 points. On the third game of the season against the Tigers they one their first game of the season by 18 points on the 24th of April.