takara nipaluna is 100% Aboriginal owned and operated and was launched as part of Ten Days on the Island Festival in 2021.
Nunami is a proud palawa/Warlpiri woman and the owner and operator of takara nipaluna. Nunami means small package in her language, palawa kani. Nunami knows that good things come in small packages. Although she may be small, her passion for culture is strong.
Nunami was selected to represent the Tasmanian Aboriginal Community on a repatriation campaign to Germany to bring back Tasmanian Aboriginal ancestral remains from the 1800’s. Being the youngest palawa to ever repatriate remains she was then selected as Young Tasmanian Aboriginal of the year in 2015.
Nunami was also chosen to be a part of the Tasmanian Aboriginal Delegation to represent the Tasmanian Aboriginal Community views about Treaty negotiations that produced the Uluru Statement from the Heart in 2017.
More recently Nunami graduated with a BA in History from the University of Tasmania. From lived experience, Nunami is well aware that our stories have been excluded and hidden from the colonial space that is Australia. All this experience has helped define Nunami’s life passion is to teach people about palawa culture. A natural storyteller, she believes the best way to teach culture is through experience.
Nunami has high hopes to expand her business and collaborate with others and bring truth-telling to many more sites in lutruwita, otherwise known as Tasmania.