Celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture
Published: Monday 7th August 2017
Join Indigenous Higher Education Units, Yalbalinga in North Sydney and Strathfield, Jim-baa-yer in Melbourne and Ballarat, and Weemala in Brisbane, for a range of events celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture this month.
Find out about the events you can take part in at each campus below:
Melbourne and Ballarat
Victorian Indigenous cultural immersion activities will be held at the Melbourne and Ballarat Campuses between 15 August and 1 September.
The events at both campuses will begin with the traditional Welcome to Country by Wurundjeri and Wadawurrung Elders, followed by a traditional dance display by the Minua Gidj Murra dance troupe, on 15 August at the Melbourne Campus and 22 August at the Ballarat Campus.
Singer/songwriter Kutcha Edward will also perform at the Melbourne Campus on 17 August, while visual artist Georgia Maguire will visit the Ballarat Campus for a bush toys workshop on 24 August.
The program also includes guest speakers, including author of Dark Emu, Bunurong/Yuin Elder Bruce Pascoe on 22 August at the Melbourne Campus.
Other activities include a hip hop dance experience, presented by Indigenous Hip Hop Projects, and a showcase of local Indigenous organisations.
Yalbalinga is holding a series of events from 28 August to 1 September at both the Strathfield and North Sydney Campuses, in celebration of Indigenous culture.
Celebrations begin at the Strathfield Campus on 28 August, with a Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony, Aboriginal language and weaving workshops and an Aboriginal Dance Performance. All events will take place in the Main Quadrangle.
A Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony, along with language and weaving workshops and an Aboriginal dance performance will also take place at the North Sydney Campus on 31 August, with all events also taking place in the Main Quadrangle.
The celebrations conclude on the evening of 1 September at the Strathfield Campus with a traditional dance workshop and performance, Torres Strait Islander Bead and Aboriginal weaving workshop, a bush tucker dinner and campfire Dreamtime stories.