The group of inspiring young people came together from the 19th – 21st of June in Narrm (Melbourne) for three days of formal and informal workshops and experiences.

Uncle Bill Nicholson welcomed the group to Wurundjeri Country and Wurundjeri woman Chaniele Chandler performed a song and shared a story. The Koorie Heritage Trust hosted the group for Day 1, which saw a major focus on advocacy but also included a deadly lunch at Mabu Mabu in Fed Square.

Clinical Phsycologist and proud Jaru and Bunuba woman, Tanja Hirovnen kicked off day 2. Tanja has been heavily involved in the program to date but the Fellows were very appreciative of being able to spend time with Tanja face-to-face. The middle session saw Marcus Stewart from The First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria provided some insights into Victoria’s process/journey to Treaty.

It’s undeniable that a crowd favourite of the three days was a trip to Clothing the Gaps! Laura Thompson and the team at Clothing the Gaps generously gave their time and sat down with the Fellows to yarn about the organisation, advocating and changing systems. The day ended with the Fellows turning into super models with a photoshoot (and of course grabbed a hoodie)!

The final day coincided with a Culture is Life Board Meeting and the group were able to meet with some of our board members. The team at Korin Gamadji Institute popped in for a cuppa and our Co-Chair, Justin Mohammed, sat with the group to share some of his personal and professional journey and experiences. At lunch, The Fellows were joined by Julie Kantor of the Annamila Foundation – the foundational funders of The Fullaship.


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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 

#DeadlySounds #BadApplesMusic #AdamBriggsFoundation
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 

#CultureIsLife #CiSLFullaship2022 #ClothingTheGaps
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 🔗

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

#NAIDOCWeek #NAIDOCWeek2022 #GetUpStandUpShowUp #RestUp
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)

#CultureIsLife #OnThisDay #AboriginalHistory #AustralianHistory