Compass - Yulki: Arnhem Land Priest
From our remote north, the remarkable story of the first traditional aboriginal woman to become a priest. In 2009 Yulki Nunggumajbarr became the Anglican Church's first remote area indigenous woman priest. She's since been posted to Groote Eylandt, in the Gulf of Carpentaria, to help revive a dying church.
Although in her 70s, Yulki's already having an impact, but she faces enormous challenges. Besides the problems of substance abuse, unemployment and ill health, the island's aboriginal community is deeply divided along clan lines. It's also experiencing a resurgence of belief in 'evil spirits' and the power of 'curses'.
A rare insight into the work and life-story of a modern day aboriginal evangelist, set against the historical backdrop of the Anglican Church's century old mission in the Northern Territory.
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