One of the main reasons why Gali really wanted to be there for Sasha was to also perform a traditional dance called Lunggurrma, which means North Wind, that involved him and his two granddaughters.
A Tribal Leader named Gali Yalkarriwuy Gurruwiwi from Arnhem Land in Australia flew thousands of miles to see his granddaughter's graduation. He flew 2,000-3,000 miles to Melbourne to see his granddaughter Sasha receive her diploma on her graduation day.
The trip wasn't easy because the tribal leader felt ill the morning of the graduation. Still, he had to push through for the sake of her granddaughter.
The man has cannot fully understand and talk in English so his wife Jane Garrutju was there to translate. According to Gali's message for his Grandaughter's accomplishment:
" I am proud of my grandchildren, Sasha and Alicia, I am proud that his college was taken care of and that they got a good education."
"When visitors come to Elcho Island my grandfather always dances and all the grandchildren and with him," Sasha says. I always love to dance with my grandparents. This was a bit unique."