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Picnic Benches

K/Gamilaroi Nation

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Yaama my name is Rosie Armstrong Lang, Gamilaroi cultural women from Boggabilla, grew  on Toomelah mission on the NSW and Qld border. Dhiniwin – Emu is my tribal totem. A proud mother to 3 sons and 1 daughter.

Rosie is the CEO/Founder of Culturally Informed Practices Institute

Rosie has worked with trauma victims all her working life and has now established her healing business Culturally Informed Practices which engulfs her founded practice of healing intergenerational trauma using cultural practices which she describes as wininagli ways

Rosie established the grass roots driven business four years ago as a result of witnessing the disconnect her people had from their culture, their country, their Identity, which in turns results in depression, anxiety, and as her clients would express an emptiness that needed filling.

Culturally Informed Practices Institute provides safe spaces enables people to heal from trauma through delivering circle work gatherings for both men and women, young and old. Providing a service that is truly holistic, as a service is inclusive of victims and offenders.

Further more Rosie facilitates training for professionals working in a trauma spaces with Indigenous peoples, as well as coordinate the annual Gamilaroi Yinarr ceremony and gathering. Rosie also specialises in school group work, and womens circles which she has developed healing cards specifically tailored for women to release trauma safely.


Yaama Im Scott Griffiths I firstly would Like to acknowledge my Elders /teachers /mentors. Uncle Colin Isaac's Dharawal Nation, leader, activist, artist, carver, spiritual advisor, cultural advisor. Uncle Paul Spearim Gamilaroi nation, cultural leader, advisor, Activist, lore man, artist. Dancer.

I am a proud first nations Saami, roots from the artic circle.

I am father to two Gamilaroi daughters who are expert weavers and dancers and two Gamilaroi granddaughters who we as a family embed culture into their upbringing through Gamilaroi cultural practice. i have lived amongst Gamilaroi for more than 30 years, through the years These two men have been instrumental in my training, cultural protocol, dance, art and carving. Both men of immense knowledge, intelligence, I give thanks, I'm honoured and behumbled to be taught under these men of culture. I have been granted full permission to create, and share knowledge of carving artifacts and weapons through a traditional apprentice under these cultured men for 20 years.

culture is life and the essence of who we are as first nations people.

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