What does Iwara mean?
Iwara is a word used by the Anangu people from Uluru, in central Australia, to describe the tracks and journeys of our ancestors.
The Uluru–Kata Tjuta landscape was formed by the Tjukutja (Dreamtime) ancestral beings as they travelled across the country. The trees, mountains, and living creatures were all created by the Tjukutja, and some of their spirit remains behind at each place where they left their essence. The landscape is integral to the Tjukurpa— the body of law, history, knowledge, religion, and morality that binds people, landscape, plants, and animals. One of the most important aspects of the Tjukurpa (Dreamtime) is the way that our lands are interconnected spiritually and socially by the iwara, these ancestral tracks.