LOOKING AFTER COUNTRY WITH CULTURE:
Victor Steffensen in conversation with Adam Frew // Yarrie Yarns On Stage
Hosted by: ADAM FREW
Date: Sunday 26 Feb
Time: 9:00am – 9:45am
Indigenous people have been connected to the land and seas for thousands of years by ensuring that children are taught the knowledge to carry on caring for Mother Earth. Through the arts like songs, stories, dances, and paintings, knowledge has been effectively passed down to ensure our footprint on the planet is a healthy one.
Losing our connection with country and culture for all people is a clear indicator that points to the challenges we face today socially and environmentally. Improving the health of our communities and environment is an intergenerational challenge so it rightfully lands on the greater need to include the children.
When we try to reconnect humanity back to a sustainable culture that has been there generations before us, the adults are at the same level of learning as the children.
This presentation talks about getting away from the headaches of modern government processes and focusing on making change by having more fun and investing in future leaders.
This talk will be followed by a story and music performance by Victor Steffensen and featuring the outstanding local Indigenous musical group Bulkaway Muruku.
Yarrie Yarns interviews Victor Steffensen, an Indigenous writer, filmmaker, musician and consultant applying traditional knowledge in a contemporary context. He is a descendant of the Tagalaka clan from North Queensland. Much of Victor’s work has been based on the arts and reviving traditional knowledge values, particularly Aboriginal fire management, with Aboriginal communities and non-Indigenous Australians. He is the co-founder of the Firesticks Alliance and the National Indigenous Fire Network, which involves a large community network across Australia and internationally.
Victor holds an Honorary Doctor of Science and is the author of the groundbreaking book, Fire Country.
Yarrie Yarns is an award-winning social change/social media project that shares First Nations stories otherwise known as yarns for inspiration, motivation, education, empowerment and reconciliation. The project commenced in Yarrabah in 2017 to celebrate the community, people, culture and connections throughout Australia whilst highlighting achievements, opportunities, reconciliation, challenges, and issues. The participants are First Nations Elders, leaders, educators, role models, influencers, achievers, motivated community members, businesses and organisations that yarn about life, culture, beliefs, language, community, professions, history, achievements, opportunities and challenges.
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