Truth speaking, decolonising and First Nations languages with Kirli Saunders

I am really looking forward to listening to a discussion on how one can celebrate, share and preserve knowledge of First Nations languages and culture through poetry. This is facilitated by Express Media #EMToolkits Live and is with @SaundersKirli and @melody_paloma, taking place at 6PM this Thursday, 17 October 2019! Come and join in the discussion and reflection with me! #ReadingAustralia #TheMissingPeace

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The Australian Dream

What’s your Australian Dream? Education Changemakers asked this question via their Facebook Page for an opportunity to win a double pass to see the new release film The Australian Dream. In a nutshell, “The Australian Dream is a theatrical feature documentary that uses the remarkable and inspirational story of AFL legend Adam Goodes as the prism through which to tell a deeper and more powerful story about race, identity and belonging.”

I am so excited to have been selected to see this powerful film based on my response to what is my Australian Dream (included below).

A screenshot of the Facebook post

The Australian Dream (2019) is in cinemas now

Exhibition Announcement: Linear (Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences)

As part of the “What’s on at the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences” e-news that I received in my inbox today, the following exhibition announcement caught my eye. Opening November in Sydney, entry is free with general admission!

“This exhibition is an exploration of the significance of line and lineage within Indigenous cultural narratives and practices across science, technology, design and aesthetics. It brings together the unique, diverse and personal voices of 10 leading Indigenous practitioners from across Australia.

Designed by the award-winning Jacob Nash, Murri man and Head of Design at Bangarra Dance Theatrethe exhibition explores themes of songline, lineage and cultural legacy through the stories, content and work from artists including Lorraine Connelly-Northey, Maree Clarke, Mikaela Jade, Nicole Monks, Glenda Nicholls, Wayne Quilliam, Lucy Simpson, Bernard Singleton, Lynette Wallworth, and Vicki West.

Whilst many of the stories in the exhibition might appear to be discrete – they are multi-dimensional and deeply interconnected. Even though they seem to travel to the right, to the left or straight ahead the narrative lines are always gulara (crossed).”

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