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Back at Yuendumu, Judy Watson is getting painted up for a ceremonial style performance, one of the typical uses of the red ochre we found at Karrku. The ochre along with white pigment made from ground kaolin clay is used to highlight women's breasts and shoulders in the dancing that will follow.

The reason for this performance is a visit by the NT Minister of Health, who has recently slashed funding for a visiting nurse. The women want to display their power and solidarity en masse and their unity in opposing the funding cut. They will also use this as an opportunity to teach the community's young girls songs and dances and to paint them up with designs from the Dreaming. Passing on the culture takes many forms, and is one of the paramount concerns for Yuendumu's older people.