On 22nd May 2018 the Akeyulerre Healing Centre conducted a traditional smoking ceremony at the Centre for Remote Health (CRH) in Alice Springs. The ceremony was held in recognition of Aboriginal sacred sites situated on the CRH grounds. This was in keeping with traditions of local Arrernte people who use smoking ceremonies for cleansing, healing, removing bad spirits and passing on knowledge between generations.
Local eremophila leaves were burned in metal buckets after which the healers walked through the CRH building, cleansing each office by spreading the smoke from the buckets. CRH staff were then invited to walk through the smoke, allowing its distribution for healing and cleansing purposes.