This is our Register of accredited ngangkaṟi from the APY Lands. The Register lists the accredited ngangkaṟi who have gone through the accreditation process and met the accreditation standards according to rule 3.4 of the Rulebook of the Aṉangu Ngangkaṟi Tjutaku Aboriginal Corporation.
Cyril McKenzie - Nalkin
Cyril McKenzie is a ngangkaṟi from Ernabella in the APY Lands. Cyril was born in the bush at the outskirt of Amata in the APY lands. He was born in Honey Ants Tjukurpa.
Cyril started healing people since a very young age. He learned his ngangkaṟi Tjukurpa from his mum and family. He now lives in Port Augusta with his family and he travels across Australia to heal people in different communities.
Mukayi Baker is a ngangkaṟi from Ernabella. Mukayi was born in the bush near Ernabella. Mukayi received her haling skills from her father. She started healing little kids in her community since she was a young girl. Today Mukayi is a well respected senior ngangkaṟi in her community. She travels often interstate to heal kids, women and men in need in different communities in South Australia and interstate.
Mukayi is co-founder of ANTAC.
Max Watson is director and co-founder of ANTAC. He was born in Pipalyatjara in the APY lands and he has been a ngangkaṟi since he was a little boy. He received his healing powers from his father Sam Watson.
Max comes from a family of healers. The traditional healing knowledge and practices have been handed down from generation to generation. Max is a strong and dedicated ngangkaṟi who continuously heal his family, community and people from different countries. He lives with his family in Pipalyatjara (APY).
Debbie Watson is a Pitjantjatjara healer from Pipalyatjara in the APY lands. Debbie comes from a long family lineage of healers. She was still a little girl when her father taught her the ngangkaṟi healing power. Since then, Debbie grew up learning with her father different ngangkaṟi skills. Debbie is a very respected healer in her community, in Adelaide where she currently lives and across different communities in Australia.
Debbie is Director and co-founder of ANTAC and continues to travel across Australia and overseas to heal people.
Rama Sampson is a ngangkaṟi elder from Ernabella in the APY lands. Rama is one of the most respected ngangkaṟi elder across the APY lands. He has been healing kids, men and women since he was a young man. He strongly supported the formation of ANTAC and he traveled across the country to heal people in need. He lives in Ernabella and Adelaide with his family.
Polyanne Smith - Tjunkaya
Polyanne Smith is a ngangkaṟi from Kaltjitji/Fregon. Polyanne has been healing for a very long time. She always sees kids when they feel sick day and night.
Polyanne was born in Farwell near Ernabella and she grew up between Fregon and Ernabella. Polyanne is also a renowned artist who has worked at Kaltjitji Art Centre for many years. She makes beautiful paintings about her country and dreaming stories; she keeps Aboriginal cultural tradition alive by making baskets, artcraft like wooden animals, necklace and bracelets. Polyanne has also taught Pitjantjatjara language in Fregon School and at different Universities.
She now lives in Fregon with her family and travels with the other ngangkaṟi across Australia.
Yamangkara is an elder ngangkaṟi from Pipalyatjara. Yamangkara has been healing his family and community since he was a young boy. He is training young ngangkaṟi to grow stronger in their healing powers and skills. He lives with his family in Pipalyatjara.
Tjariya Stanley is a ngangkaṟi from Kaltjitji-Fregon. Tjariya has been healing many people across the communities in the APY lands. She tirelessly help kids, young bouys and girls, the elders in her community to feel better and happy.
Rogie Roberts - Wanima
Rogie Roberts is a ngangkaṟi from Kaltjitji-Fregon. Rogie has been providing ngangkaṟi healing for a long time. He now travels with the other ngangkaṟi to VIctoria, Western Australia and New South Wales to provide healing treatments to many Aboriginal people in their communities and non-Aboriginal people in metropolitan and rural areas.
Tanya Nelson - Awatja
Tanya Nelson is a ngangkaṟi from Kaltjitji-Fregon. Tanya is following in the footsteps of her mum and grandfather to be a strong ngangkaṟi. She is our youngest female ngangkaṟi. She is learning from her mum to provide traditional healing in clinics and hospitals across Adelaide and interstate.
Imitjala Curley is a ngangkaṟi from Kaltjitji/Fregon. She was born in the bush in New Well near Ernabella. Imitjala grew up in Ernabella and now lives in Fregon with her family.
Imitjala received her own ngangkari powers from her family. She has been healing people in her community for a long time. Imitjala is also an artist, she is a painter, basket waiver and woodcraft maker.
Imitjala has recently joined the ANTAC's team and she is enjoying traveling to Adelaide to work in the clinics and hospitals.
Margaret Winton is a Pitjantjatjara ngangkaṟi from Pukatja-Ernabella in the APY Lands. She learned the healing knowledge and skills from her father. As she was growing up Margaret has become an experienced healer providing the healing touch to people in the Anangu communities across the APY lands. Margaret lives in Ernabella with her family. She travels to Adelaide to provide healing treatments in hospitals and clinics. Recently she has been traveling across different communities in New South Wales and Western Australia where she provided invaluable help to many people.
Margaret is Director and co-founder of ANTAC.
Witjiti George is a ngangkaṟi from Kaltjitji/Fregon. Witjiti comes from a family lineage of ngangkaṟi. He is a well respected ngangkaṟi in his community and across the APY lands. He has been healing people since a young age. Witjiti is also a well-known artist working at Kaltjitji Art Centre.
Witjiti has supported the formation of ANTAC since the first meetings in Fregon. He is ANTAC's co-founder.
Taylor Cooper is a ngangkaṟi from Kaltjitji/Fregon. Taylor has looked after many people in his community and other communities across the APY lands. Taylor is an experienced ngangkaṟi and work tirelessly to make people feel better. Taylor is also a well-known artist working at Kaltjitji Art Centre.
Taylor has always be part of our ngangkaṟi meetings held in Fregon. He is ANTAC's co-founder.