Francie Ingkatji is from Ernabella Community which is located in the far north-west of South Australia.
Francie is a Custodian of sacred stories and part of the highly respected dancers “The Seven Sisters”.
In 2018 the group performed at the NAIDOC week celebrations as part of the exhibit “Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters” in Canberra which is documented in the book “Seven Sisters Songlines”
Francie will sometimes paint some of this Story – of the Seven Sisters who travel across the country to evade a suitor, and end up as the constellation Peilades.
Francie is also a weaver and craftswoman.
She uses traditional craftsmanship to carve wooden animals and gathering implements, then using a hot poker to scorch the wood to make patterns and iconography.