DBY 22. Jintipanta, Betsy Napangardi Lewis,
2003, 42 x 12 inches, 106 x 30 cms.
and Napanangka women are collecting Jintipanta at Karnakarlangu. The
area is also called Mina Mina. Ancestral women traveled from here
north through Janyinki and other places, then east through to Alcoota
Mina Mina is a ceremonial place belonging to Japanangka, Japangardi
men and Napanangka Napangardi women and their associated land continues
far to the west of Yuendumu in Sandhill country. There are a number
of mulju (water soakages) at Mina Mina as well as a clay pan where
the women dance and perform ceremonies. As a result of these dances
digging sticks rose up out of the water holes at Mina Mina which the
women carried with them on their long journey eats. They danced and
sang the whole way with no sleep. The women collected many bush foods
along the way, the circles represent a bush fruitcalled jinitpanta
or bush truffles.