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(Tuesday) 15 Jun 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM


OBA Soundstage

+ Add to Calendar 15/06/2021 06:00 PM 15/06/2021 07:30 PM Australia/Sydney Heal Country : A First Nations Perspective

Join us around the campfire

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Heal Country : A First Nations Perspective


As NAIDOC Week falls in the holidays, we are celebrating early at Barker.  This year’s NAIDOC theme is Heal Country! 

NAIDOC week is held once a year as a celebration of the history, cultures and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 

For First Nations Peoples, Country is inherent to their identity. It sustains their lives in every aspect - spiritually, physically, emotionally, socially, and culturally. It is more than a place. Country is family, kin, law, lore, ceremony, traditions, and language. For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples it has been this way since the dawn of time. Healing Country means embracing First Nation’s cultural knowledge and understanding of Country as part of Australia's national heritage.

Join Wayne Cornish for this event celebrating First Nations Peoples’ relationship to Country. His presentation will cover Indigenous land use and conservation practices, such as fire stick farming. He will discuss practices before colonisation and how some of these past practices are being reintroduced for a sustainable future.

Wayne will lead a casual conversation and provide a safe space for you to ask questions. Wayne wants to ensure that all who participate leave the evening with a greater understanding of cultural practices and what the theme of Heal Country! means. 

Wayne is the Operations Manager at Muru Mittigar, which is a Dharug organisation dedicated to making a significant, measurable, and lasting difference in advancing the Dharug and Aboriginal culture.

This event will be held outside around a campfire, weather permitting.