This land is like a book - full of stories that explain how people, animals, rockholes, the hills and different plants and trees came into being. Relationship with the land is part of Aboriginal people's lives, it holds people together and provides for every need. Culture, language, and the religious system that controls everyday life - all come from the land. This story is about the boyhood memories of Yami Lester, who grew up learning about the land from his elders. Travelling through the country of his birth, Yami shares with us how he was taught Yankunytjatjara culture through childhood games and bedtime stories.
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.