“Reconciliation in the Park is a very valuable day because it involves everyone. Indigenous and non-indigenous people together. I enjoy teaching traditional ways of making baskets. You can never stop learning, and I’m still learning more myself.” Tells Aunty Helen Brotherton. Reconciliation in the Park is on next Sunday 27th May, 10am-3pm at Johnstone Park. It’s free and it’s fun, PLEASE SHARE.
It’s Geelong’s leading event for Reconciliation Week and will showcase Indigenous Music, Dance, Art and Storytelling. This year sees the first public viewing of locally produced short films – Djillong: Our History, Our Story, Our Future – strengthening knowledge of local Aboriginal history and culture, a project created by the late Uncle David Tournier.
A feature of Reconciliation in the Park will be performances by First Peoples Emerging Artist Award Winner – Alice Skye as well as Indigenous Hip Hop Projects, Michael Cussens and his band Janama and the Dhungala Children’s Choir. Activities will include the interactive Storyteller Game, Traditional Craft Making, NITV stall and plenty more.
“Having the support of my community means the world to me so I love playing at events where there is such a strong community feel. Can’t wait to come to Rec in the Park!” adds Alice.
For more information go to www.facebook.com/recinthepark or www.geelongonefire.org.au Come on Geelong, let’s all get to this fabulous free event.
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