Card game helps teach indigenous lore and culture
An indigenous card game teaching lore and culture in a fun and educational way has been launched in Roebourne by Weerianna Street Media.
The Who Your Mob? card game was designed in Roebourne and is based around the four skin groups common among most language groups in the West Pilbara.
It consists of eight individual decks for men and women of each of the four skin groups.
WSM director Tyson Mowarin said creating a game out of the complex skin groups system had been a rewarding challenge.
“We knew we wanted to make a card game and we knew we wanted to teach players the family tree structures,” he said.
“The aim of the game is to create three family sets ... which are related to your skin name and place in the family tree. It’s mainly aimed at children, obviously because right across Australia these sort of teachings aren’t being taken up every day.”
Mr Mowarin said the game was a way for the younger generation to regain the valuable cultural knowledge needed to carry on traditions and for non-indigenous people to learn more about indigenous culture.
Anyone wanting a deck can get in touch with Weerianna Street Media on Facebook or Twitter.
Weerianna Street Media director Tyson Mowarin, left, with the first players to have a go at the Who Your Mob? card game. Picture: Tom Zaunmayr