Angkuna Baker was born at Areyonga, near a special women’s cultural site in connection to the Kungkarangkalpa (Seven Sisters) Tjukurpa. Angkuna’s mother passed away when she was young, so she was raised by her father and brothers, living together in a wiltja (hand built shelter).
Angkuna took on domestic work at different cattle stations – Kulgera, Granite Downs, Oodnadatta – where her husband Alec Baker was working as a stockman. Angkuna and Alec travelled together in this manner before eventually settling at the Iwantja creek, where the Indulkana Community was established and they raised their family.
Angkuna Baker helped to set up the first school in Indulkana and worked for many years alongside non-Indigenous teachers at the Indulkana Anangu School. Angkuna continues to play a large role in caring for children and supporting their education, participating in cultural excursions and bush trips and instructing inma (traditional song and dance).