16 Powerful Photos Of The Oldest Living Culture On Earth

Instant Garma. The annual festival in Arnhem Land, northern Australia, celebrates a culture that goes back at least 50,000 years.

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7. Witiyana Marikam, from the Yothu Yindi Foundation, which runs the festival, told the ABC it was important that Yolngu shared their culture with the rest of the world.

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"To recognise that we are the people who still got our culture and dignity to present," he said.

10. "I think we all need to be unified, if we are all supposed to be closing these gaps," she told the ABC. "If it is education, jobs or training, we are up for a bit of a challenge."

11. The Yothu Yindi Foundation describe the festival as "Australia’s most significant Indigenous event, and a model for self-determination, reconciliation, Indigenous knowledge sharing, transfer and exchange".

14. Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion, Garma Ambassador Jack Thompson and former Prime Minister Bob Hawke are just a few of the illustrious guests at the Garma 2014 Key Forum at Gulkula.