An immense wealth of knowledge, lived experience, creativity, empowerment, love and respect was shared. We paid respect and honoured our ancestors and the warriors who have fought for the equity and justice of our people for decades; those who have paved the way for the incredible opportunities we have been gifted through their determination and perseverance. We came together to be reminded that we, the new and emerging First Nations leaders, have power to affect change, to raise awareness and ultimately create a better future for our people.

 

A constitutionally enshrined Voice to parliament has the ability to provide a true and genuine representation of First Nations issues where it matters most, at the highest level of decision making that directly affects our lives, our communities and our future. The road to self determination has been long and we have grown weary. There will be many more times when we are disheartened and our spirits will be sore, but our people are resilient above all else and we will continue.

To say that this summit stoked the fire that burns in my soul is an understatement; this summit reignited the optimism that I had begun to lose, it restored hope in my heart that one day my children, my grandchildren and the descendants that follow will soak in our collective success and stand tall as proud black warriors thriving amongst our strong communities. I am privileged to have been a part of this summit, to represent my family and to have gained a new circle of inspirational brothers and sisters.

Love you mob – hit me up if you ever come Darwin way! Thank you to tiddas Bridget and Allira for their hard work in bringing us all together.

Support the Uluru Statement from the Heart

🖤💛♥️👣 #UluruStatement #VoiceTreatyTruth #BlackExcellence

 

 

 


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This is your gentle reminder to go back on Country. We have learnt through our families, mob and had a reminder in our #BackToNature campaign all about the healing benefits of Country and nature. Go do something good for your mental health, whether it's a walk in the park, a day trip out of the city or a journey home to spend time with your mob. 👣🍃

#Nature #Australia #Travel #MentalHealth
An amazing opportunity for any young musicians effected by COVID, the @adambriggsfoundation has just announced a new grant initiative. Info on how to apply below 👇🏽 

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First Nations-led not-for-profit organisation, @adambriggsfoundation today announces Barpirdhila, a new grant initiative that provides assistance to First Nations artists who are working on a current music project that has been impacted by COVID-19. In the wake of COVID-19’s devastating effect on musicians, the Barpirdhila grant is open to practising First Nations artists - established or emerging - who are working on a music-related project. 

To apply, Adam Briggs Foundation would expect the artist’s project to already be underway, and due to be completed by the end of December 2022. Half of all grants will be reserved for female-identifying artists who are traditionally under-represented. Repost via @badapplesmusic 

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Congrats to our board member @inala_cooper  for the launch of her new book #Marrul, launched at @readingsbooks on Lygon Street last week. 

We can't wait to read it! 📚Link in bio … 🖤💛❤️

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Copies of my book #Marrul have arrived! Join me and the good people @readingsbooks in Lygon Street on Thursday 7th July for the official launch, with the amazing Jonathan Green from @abcradionational 📚Link in bio … 🖤💛❤️

Repost via @inala_cooper

#CultureIsLife #MustReads #BlakBooks
Our Fullaship mob representing ✊🏽

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@leyquartermaine_  in the #NAIDOC Stand Up! hoodie

📸 @shotbyjoshua

Repost via @clothingthegaps 

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The Ceremony #EducationalResources are online now! 📙🧒🏽 Culture is Life proudly developed the Teacher, Parent and Carer resources for the second book of the 'Welcome to Our Country' series 'Ceremony' written by @adamroy37 and @ellielaingnews and illustrated by David Hardy.

Download from link in bio 🔗

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Alright you mob, it's the last day of NAIDOC Week. Rest up 😴😂

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On this day in 1971, the Aboriginal flag was first flown at Victoria Square, Adelaide on National Aborigines' Day [-o-] Still waiting on that emoji though @apple 🧐😂

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The flag is divided horizontally into equal halves of black (top) and red (bottom), with a yellow circle in the centre.

⚫ The black symbolises Aboriginal people.
🟡 The yellow represents the sun, the constant re-newer of life.
🔴 Red depicts the earth and peoples' relationship to the land, as well as ochre used in ceremonies.

📸 Photo by @daniel.boud at the Sydney Opera House, Warrane (Sydney)

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