|Date of Birth:||31/12/1953|
|Mother's Country:||Malawu, Bathurst Island|
|Father's Country:||Ranku, Bathurst Island|
Regina Kantilla is very active in the community and is a well-respected strong cultural woman with a great sense of humour. Regina loves music, singing and dancing and is an active participant for the Ngarukuruwala woman’s singing group. A great performer Regina is also a weaver and a painter who normally lives on Bathurst Islands and visits often her family In Pirlangimpi. She also works with the schools on both Islands teaching cultural education in particular traditional songs and dancing. A “Singer” and master of ceremony Regina practices both Tiwi culture and Christianity.
Pupuni JilamaraDuring ceremony on the Tiwi Islands a series of ‘yoi’ (dances), are performed; some are totemic (inherited from the person's Mother) and some serve to act out the narrative...
The Kulama design depicts this important ceremony of the Tiwi people; the dancers and singers create a circle and prepare the poisonous yam for eating, as indicated by the circles...