For many years IAD Press has successfully used the imprint Jukurrpa Books – Jukurrpa is a Warlpiri word meaning ‘Dreaming’, ‘Story’ or ‘Law’.
The Institute for Aboriginal Development (IAD) is committed to the promotion of cultural authority and recognition. As IAD and IAD Press are situated on the banks of the Todd River in the heart of Arrernte country, our Board and our Elders believe that appropriate recognition and deference be given to the people on whose land IAD stands. For this reason, the Jukurrpa Books imprint has changed to Angkitja Books, Angkitja (pronounced Nng-ket-cha) is the Eastern, Central and Western Arrernte word for ‘keeping information safe for the future’.
In this age when Aborignal and Torres Strait Islander languages and culture are so much under threat, it is appropriate to name our publishing label after a word that means keeping safe – keeping culture safe, keeping language safe. We hope you will continue to love our range of Angkitja products just as much as you have loved Jukurrpa.
To our Warlpiri, Luritja, Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara friends: we thank you for allowing us to use your language for so many years on our products and we pay homage to your Elders both past and present who allowed us to do so.