We are Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara ngangkaṟi healers living throughout the Aṉangu Pitjantjatjara Yankuntjatjara lands and we are helping all people to be well and happy so they will not feel sad, lost or depressed
(Gordon Ingkatji, Ngangkaṟi and former Director)
Dr Francesca Panzironi, Mukayi Baker, Debbie Watson, Sam Watson, Cyril McKenzie
The Aṉangu Ngangkaṟi Tjutaku Aboriginal Corporation (ANTAC) is the first organization of Aboriginal traditional healers in Australia. ANTAC is a not-for-profit social enterprise registered under the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006. ANTAC is a registered charity accredited by the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission as a Public Benevolent Institution (PBI) and Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR).
ANTAC is the result of a shared vision between Dr Francesca Panzironi and the Ngangkaṟi (Aboriginal traditional healers) from the Aṉangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands (APY). The vision is to support the maintenance and practice of the 60,000 year-old Aboriginal traditional medical knowledge system in the XXI century. We came together to bring Ngangkaṟi' s healing to communities, families and individuals and reach out as many people as possible.
Dr Panzironi spent four years (2008-2012) traveling across South Australia in search for answers to the lack of recognition of Aboriginal traditional medicine in international and national health policy frameworks and strategies. Her enquiry into the status and role of Aboriginal traditional medicine is articulated in Hand-in-Hand. Report on Aboriginal Traditional Medicine. The Hand-in-Hand Report providesan extensive evidence-based analysis of the status of Aboriginal traditional medicine from an international and national perspective. The Report establishes the foundations for the recognition of Aboriginal traditional medicine in Australia. The Report proposes the inclusion of Aboriginal traditional medicine within the Australia's national health care system through the development of a two-way health care model to guarantee the systematic provision of Aboriginal traditional medicine hand-in-hand with western medicine.
ANTAC stands at the core of the proposed two-way health care model. The Ngangkaṟi came together and decided to set up their own organization to deliver their healing treatments to anyone in need. An ongoing decision-making process and several years of consultations between the Ngangkaṟi and Dr Panzironi resulted in the establishment of the first organization of Aboriginal traditional healers in Australia. We are working very hard to continue the ancient practice of Aboriginal traditional healing handed down from generations to generations in today's world. To this purpose, ANTAC has developed a new service delivery model to make Aboriginal traditional healing accessible to the general public, health services, correctional services, any organization or institution interested to learn and experience Aboriginal traditional medicine. ANTAC' s service delivery model consists of a range of Ngangkaṟi Services which can be accessed by everyone, Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people.
We have opened our first Aboriginal Traditional Healing Centre in Adelaide. The Aboriginal Traditional Healing Center provides a unique space where Aboriginal traditional healers can share their culture and knowledge with everyone interested. The Centre provides a culturally appropriate place that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people can access in order to experience, connect or reconnect with their culture, access Aboriginal traditional healing, share knowledge and practices, access cultural and educational workshops. The Centre offers a unique opportunity for anyone to connect with the ancient 60,000 year old Aboriginal culture and tradition. The Centre offers a range of Ngangkaṟi Services on site including one-one traditional healing sessions, educational workshops, bush medicine workshops, healing and culture workshops, traditional healing and coaching sessions, traditional healing & counselling sessions. Aboriginal traditional healing sessions are available to adults, youth and children of any age.
The Aṉangu Ngangkaṟi Tjutaku Aboriginal Corporation (ANTAC) provides a range of Ngangkaṟi Services to Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people. Ngangkaṟi Services consist of a range of interventions that can be grouped in three streams: health care, educational and cultural interventions. Ngangkaṟi services can be accessed by anyone in need, both adults and children of any age.
ANTAC’s Ngangkaṟi Services are delivered by accredited ngangkaṟi members of the Aṉangu Ngangkaṟi Tjutaku Aboriginal Corporation. The ngangkaṟi are accredited through a strict accreditation process in accordance with Ngangkariku Tjukurpa, that is Ngangkari’s Law which stands at the core of the Ngangkaṟi’s traditional medical knowledge system. The process of accreditation is set out in rule 3.4 of the ANTAC’s Rulebook. All accredited ngangkaṟiare listed in the Register of Ngangkaṟi.
We are very enthusiastic about the work we are doing to support the maintenance and practice of Aboriginal traditional medicine in the XXI century.
Everyone can play a role to make it happen! If you would like to help us, you can make a donation to our ANTAC Gift Fund.
We are a Public Benevolent Institution endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient under item 1, section 30-15 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997. All donations of $2 or more are tax deductible. Invoices for donations will be sent directly to you.
HOW TO DONATE
* ANTAC WEBSITE
You can donate by using this shopping cart. Just enter the amount you would like to donate and the donation will be tranferred to our ANTAC GIFT FUND
* ONLINE BANKING
You can donate by logging on to your Online Banking and setting up a third party transfer to:
Bank name: ANZ
Account name:Anangu Ngangkari Tjutaku Aboriginal Corporation
Account number: 283905079
Please quote your surname in the reference field.
Your Online Banking receipt constitutes your tax receipt.
* CHECK or MONEY ORDER
Please mail your cheque or money order to:
Anangu Ngangkari Tjutaku Aboriginal Corporation
208 Military Road
Henley Beach SA 5022
We will provide you with a receipt for tax purposes.
For all enquiries contact us today!