Learning from the Land

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Sharing his boyhood memories of growing up in the Australian bush, Yami Lester explains the games, food, hunting skills, bedtime stories, and many other aspects of the Yankunytjatjara culture in which he was raised. The book relates how Aboriginal culture, language, and religion all emanate from the land and how this knowledge is passed down from the elders to successive generations. The stories follow Lester through the country of his upbringing, providing a firsthand education that is perfect for young students learning about Aboriginal life.


Yami Lester is a Yankunytjatjara man—an Indigenous person of northern South Australia—who has worked for the Aboriginal Advancement League, the United Mission, and the Institute of Aboriginal Development, fighting for Aboriginal land rights and promoting cross-cultural issues and programs for Aboriginal communities. He is the author of Yami: The Autobiography of Yami Lester.