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This is the story about my grandmother’s country where teh Yalke are growing. Yalke is my totem, she gave me that when I was a small baby. My grandmother would sit on the ground and draw all the stories in the sand for me. This painting shows you the country that we walk in when we are going to find yalke for bush foods. The country there that the yalke is in is near the desert, with t he sandhills and spinifex grass, and dry creeks where the rocks are. The yalke is a bush onion, and it is little, growing in clumps all together, sitting in the earth. When we cook it ot eat we put them in hot ashes from the fire and then peel the skin of the onion and eat its white flesh.