Jarndu Ngaank Women’s Talk Tours are an Aboriginal women’s-led cultural immersion experience. They will provide you a better understanding of Aboriginal culture from a senior female cultural Elder’s experiences, that you can take back home and share your stories and insights with others.
Your tour guide, Pat Torres has family connections to Djugun, Yawuru, Nyul Nyul, Bard, Jabirr Jabirr and Ngumbarl people in and around the Broome region in the West Kimberley. She is a writer, artist, illustrator, educator, bush tucker specialist, and most significantly a Djugun/Jabirr Jabirr female Elder and custodian of her ancestor’s cultural stories and connection to Country.
Pat is the Founder and CEO of Mayi Harvests, a sustainable producer of native edibles. Pat learnt about medicinal bush food knowledge from her mother, grandmother and extended family while growing up on her traditional Country to the north and south of Broome.
Pat is an Elder woman, a custodian of stories, a descendant of the areas on which these tours take place, through her ancestral lineage she has an intense and intricate knowledge of this Country; it is part of her heritage and she has a right and a responsibility to continue the line of stories and to ensure the tours are conducted in a culturally safe way, with protocols and respect to those who have gone before her.
Pat’s passion is to share the intricate nature and beauty of Aboriginal culture from a woman's perspective, teaching guests about the sacredness of the land and the deep spiritual connection to it.