NAIDOC Week with the Taungurung Clans & Y Water Discovery Centre
Excitement is building across the country with many venues preparing for the annual NAIDOC Week celebrations 8-15 July. NAIDOC Week honours the rich and diverse culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, the oldest continuous living culture on the planet. This year’s event is inspired by the theme “Because of her we can” to acknowledge and celebrate the invaluable contributions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women to our communities.
To celebrate the week Taungurung Clans Aboriginal Corporation have collaborated with the Y Water Discovery Centre in Yea to present an exciting program of exhibition and workshops.
The workshops will feature Taungurung women, Angela ten Buuren (Franklin) and Cassie Leatham, who will impart their knowledge of indigenous plants and traditional uses with ‘walks & talks’ in the Yea Wetlands. Cassie will also facilitate a weaving workshop and Angela will curate an exhibition to honour Taungurung’s founding members, language and culture.
On Tuesday 10 July acclaimed indigenous author, Bruce Pascoe will present a literary talk on his award-winning book “Dark Emu – Black Seeds: Agriculture or Accident?”
Kids won’t miss out, with a school holiday art activity to be held on the Wednesday 11 July.
The Taungurung are the Traditional Owners of a large part of central Victoria including the Yea region.
All activities are available at a low cost and the literary talk and ‘walk and talks’ will include light meals with indigenous flavours.
The program includes:
Sunday 8 - Sunday 15 July - 9am-5pm
Celebrating Taungurung Culture
An exhibition curated by Angela ten Buuren
Tuesday 10 July - 7pm-10pm
Literary talk with renowned indigenous author, Bruce Pascoe
$15/$10 includes supper
Wednesday 11 July - 10am-11.30am
School Holiday art activities for the kids
$4 per child
Saturday 14 July - 10am and 2pm
Walk in the Wetlands and a Taste of Taungurung
Cassie Leatham and Angela ten Buuren discuss traditional uses of indigenous plants.
$15/$10 includes morning/afternoon tea
Sunday 15 July - 10am - 2pm
Weaving workshop with acclaimed indigenous artist Cassie Leatham
$10/$5 includes materials
Book online at www.trybooking/WISC or call the Y Water Discovery Centre (03) 5797 2663
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