Tiwi; Gulumirrgin; Warlpiri; Kunwinjku; Yolŋu; Wardaman; Karajarri; Gurindji; Burarra, Australia
Yangamini (“holes” in Tiwi) is a guerilla collective initiated by Tiwi-Warlpiri Sistagirl elder Crystal Love Johnson Kerinauia, consisting of trans and non-binary First Nations and allied communities. The collective accommodates First Nations sexual minorities who seek refuge from the rigid gender customs of mainland communities. Yangamini strengthens gender-fluid bush knowledge and challenges missionary sexual oppression, rentier violence, racialised governance, economic control, rhetorical sustainability, and mining extractions in the settler Northern Territory.
Members: Crystal Love Johson Kerinauia; Francis Jules Kapijiyi Orsto; Ainsley Kerinauia; Nadine Lee and Jens ‘Johnita’ Cheung